Nancy Baker is a forest ecologist in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and a leader in the Women and Their Woods program, connecting women forest owners and teaching them the skills they need to care for their forests.Learn more »
Once a quagmire of pollution, Poague Run in Staunton, Virginia, is now clean and cold enough to stock with the native, sensitive brook trout. Practices such as streamside forest buffers have helped bring the waterway back. (Photo: Jeff Feverston/Shutterstock)Read more on the Chesapeake Forest Buffer Network »
As the economy expands to include more "green" jobs—such as those in energy efficiency, stormwater management and natural sciences—there are many organizations looking to connect job-seekers with fulfilling employment.Learn more »
West Virginia farmer Gale Livingstone of Rainbow Hill Farm connects with neighbors through community supported agriculture (CSA).Learn more »
While more work remains, estuary shows signs of progress
Despite long-lasting pollutants, the Chesapeake’s fish hawks are thriving
Pennsylvania forest ecologist Nancy Baker helps connect women forest owners to their land
Annual survey helps experts estimate crustacean’s health
Chesapeake Bay tributary offers 64 miles of natural beauty, unique culture
March's Critter - The rusty crayfish is an invasive species that can be found in some rivers and streams throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. It has a spot on either side of its back that is rusty in color.
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.
Trying to build a garden on a sloped yard? To keep your topsoil from running into local waterways, you can build raised beds or create contours parallel to the slope of your yard.