We are a regional partnership working together to meet the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

We are a regional partnership working together to meet the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

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Picture of West Virginia tourist town confronts flooding with green infrastructure

West Virginia tourist town confronts flooding with green infrastructure

Stormwater infrastructure projects installed in Berkeley Springs help reduce flooding and pollution.

Picture of The world’s largest oyster restoration project is completed in Virginia

The world’s largest oyster restoration project is completed in Virginia

Restored reefs bring both ecological and economic benefits

Picture of Wildlife managers race against the clock to protect centuries-old trees

Wildlife managers race against the clock to protect centuries-old trees

The hemlock woolly adelgid threatens the future of hemlock trees in the Bay watershed and beyond.

Restoring a National Treasure

Our partnership is governed by the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, which established 10 goals and 31 outcomes that guide the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands that surround them.

Learn more about the latest agreement

Learn More about the Chesapeake Bay

The Issues

Learn more about the complex problems facing the Chesapeake Bay.

The Watershed

Explore the 64,000-square miles that 18 million people call home.

Facts & Figures

Uncover interesting details about the Bay’s geography, flora, fauna and people.

Field Guide to the Chesapeake

Explore the Field Guide to learn about more than 250 species of birds, fish, insects, invertebrates, mammals, plants, reptiles and amphibians that live in the Chesapeake Bay region.

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CRITTER OF THE MONTH

Picture of Eastern Hemlock

Eastern Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis

Eastern hemlocks are important riparian trees that can live for centuries.