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)Read more at the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network »
For years, the notoriously-polluted Lynnhaven River was closed to shellfish harvesting. Now, oyster farmers like Captain Chris Ludford—who grows Pleasure House Oysters—are reaping the rewards of a cleaner river.Learn more »
With decades-worth of environmental data, scientists are able to study how the health of the nation’s largest estuary is changing over time. Learn about a few ways the Bay and its rivers are been showing signs of resilience.Learn more »
2016 total marks highest-ever acreage measured by annual aerial survey
Bay Program partners convene, work to ensure a new generation of research scientists and nature lovers
Humans have dramatically increased nitrogen in the estuary since the early 19th century, study finds
National Aquarium program brings turtles to Maryland classrooms
From planting a tree to monitoring pollution, a small amount of time can make a big difference
April's Critter - The Atlantic silverside is a small forage fish with a silver band along either side of its body. It can be found in schools in the Bay, and is an important part of many larger fishes’ diets.
A tool to assess progress and enhance accountability and transparency.
The EPA established a "pollution diet" to reduce nutrients and sediment in the Bay.
Calls on the federal government to lead a renewed effort to restore the Bay.
A powerful statewide tool designed to assess and coordinate Bay restoration.
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.
Between 2010 and 2015, 7,623 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.
Don't throw egg shells in the trash—use them in garden as fertilizer, pest control or mulch.