Dive into the Bay’s underwater grass beds

Learn about five Bay grass species

Also known as submerged aquatic vegetation, the plants that grow in the shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, streams and creeks are a critical part of the Bay ecosystem.

Learn more »
Dive into the Bay’s underwater grass beds

A walk in the edible woods

Foraging meets garden in a food forest

Forested, LLC's public research garden in Bowie, Maryland, promotes healthy living for land and people to thrive through forest agriculture.

Learn More »
A walk in the edible woods

Learning from history to shape the future

Unique meeting takes place in Petersburg, Va.

Local citizens and stakeholders discuss history, environment and community welfare at the June 13 meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Program Diversity workgroup.

Learn More »
Learning from history to shape the future

Temporary pools face permanent threat

Spotting connections between salamanders and invasives

Susan Lamont, biology professor at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland, is looking at how invasive pants could be indirectly affecting the vernal pools that amphibians like salamanders rely on.

Learn more »
Temporary pools face permanent threat

By the Numbers: Brook trout and climate change

How warming waters could impact the native trout

Water temperature is the single most important factor in predicting whether brook trout will inhabit an area. Scientists have placed the limits of brook trout survival between about 32 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

Learn more »
By the Numbers: Brook trout and climate change

    Chesapeake Bay News

    RSS Feed           More News »

    Critter of the Month

    Spotted Sandpiper

    July's Critter - The spotted sandpiper is a medium-sized shorebird that can be found throughout the Chesapeake region during the summer.

    Featured Chesapeake Bay Websites

    • ChesapeakeStat

      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.


    Photo Credit:

    Keep Sewage On Board

    Keep sewage on board your boat in a portable toilet or holding tank. Dispose of it only at an approved pump-out facility.

    410 Severn Avenue / Suite 112
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    Tel: (800) YOUR-BAY / Fax: (410) 267-5777
    Directions to the Bay Program Office
    Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
    ©2012 Chesapeake Bay Program | All Rights Reserved