2017 Executive Council Meeting

June 8 at the Maryland State House

The 2017 meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council to set goals and guidance for the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership was held on Thursday, June 8, at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo: Dave Newman/Shutterstock)

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2017 Executive Council Meeting

Endangered species of the Chesapeake

Learn about five endangered Bay critters

For more than forty years, the Endangered Species Act has served as a way to protect plants and animals that are in danger of becoming extinct. Discover a few of the local critters listed as endangered. (Photo: Shenandoah National Park/Flickr)

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Endangered species of the Chesapeake

River Corps prepares D.C. residents for green jobs

Equipping young adults and their city for green future

Workforce development program trains District of Columbia residents to enter a growing field of green infrastructure, stormwater management and stream restoration.

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River Corps prepares D.C. residents for green jobs

Bay 101: Modeling and Monitoring

Using science to paint a picture of the Bay

Efforts to monitor and model the Chesapeake Bay complement each other, revealing the watershed in fine detail and providing tools for decision-makers to determine what their communities can do to improve water quality.

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Bay 101: Modeling and Monitoring

Celebrating ‘Tree City’ communities

Tree City USA celebrates 40th anniversary

In the Chesapeake Bay region, more than 130 towns and cities were recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program last year, helping communities meet their tree canopy goals. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)

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Celebrating ‘Tree City’ communities

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    Critter of the Month

    Eastern Mud Turtle

    June's Critter - The eastern mud turtle is a small, semiaquatic reptile that lives in the shallow waters of wetlands and marshes. It is the only mud turtle found in the Chesapeake Bay region.

    Featured Chesapeake Bay Websites

    • ChesapeakeStat


      A tool to assess progress and enhance accountability and transparency.

    • Chesapeake Bay TMDL

      Chesapeake Bay TMDL

      The EPA established a "pollution diet" to reduce nutrients and sediment in the Bay.

    • Bay Executive Order

      Bay Executive Order

      Calls on the federal government to lead a renewed effort to restore the Bay.

    • Maryland BayStat

      Maryland BayStat

      A powerful statewide tool designed to assess and coordinate Bay restoration.

    Bay Program issues final two-year work plans

    watershed agreement

    In 2014, our partners signed the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, establishing goals, outcomes, management strategies and work plans to guide the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands around them.

    Restoring Wetlands on Agricultural Lands

    Between 2010 and 2015, 7,623 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.

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    Prevent Fuel Spills

    Prevent fuel spills by using a funnel and not "topping off" when you fill your boat's fuel tank.

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