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 Virginia’s largest seabird colony thrives amid rush hour traffic

Virginia’s largest seabird colony thrives amid rush hour traffic

Manmade habitat in Hampton offers shelter from larger threats

Picture of The monarch butterfly is celebrated from the Bay to Mexico

The monarch butterfly is celebrated from the Bay to Mexico

Each fall monarchs travel from the Chesapeake region to Mexico where they are honored as part of Día de los Muertos.

Picture of A not so impossible sustainable beef operation demonstrates success

A not so impossible sustainable beef operation demonstrates success

Hedgeapple Farm has practiced regenerative farming for over 20 years

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 red bat

Eastern red bat

Lasiurus borealis

The eastern red bat is the most common tree bat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.