Chesapeake Bay

Our History

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

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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.

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The Issues

Learn more about the complex problems facing the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Watershed

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

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Satellite image of the entire 64,000-square-mile drainage basin of the Chesapeake Bay.

Facts & Figures

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

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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.

Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida
Critter of the month

Flowering dogwoods are an understory tree that provide year-round interest with spring flowers and fall fruit.

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