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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5 reasons bald eagles are wild about the Chesapeake Bay watershed

I want to fly like an eagle…to the Bay!

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Adapted for forest living

Dense forests in the Chesapeake watershed are home to eastern North America’s smallest owl species

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Year in photos: The Chesapeake watershed in 2021

We watched a region adapt to ongoing challenges

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

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Northern saw-whet owl

Aegolius acadicus

The elusive saw-whet owl stands at only eight inches tall and hides in Chesapeake forests.