By the Numbers: Bay anchovy

458,000 tons of the fish produced in Bay each year

When you imagine fish in the Chesapeake Bay, top predators probably come to mind. But the most abundant fish in the Bay weighs no more than a pair of playing cards and measures no longer than the width of your hand. (Photo: cliff1066/Flickr)

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By the Numbers: Bay anchovy

Dispose of fallen leaves the Bay-friendly way

Avoid the landfill and the burn pile

What should you do with autumn’s fallen leaves? Mulching tops this list of four tips to help you get rid of your leaves the Bay-friendly way. (Photo: Dr.DeNo/Flickr)

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Dispose of fallen leaves the Bay-friendly way

Taking charge to control agricultural pollution

Farmer develops "cascading system" for runoff

Sam Owings, a farmer in Chestertown, Maryland, knows the challenges of controlling agricultural runoff—so he decided to develop his own solution to manage rainwater from over 100 acres of surrounding land.

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Taking charge to control agricultural pollution

2016 Executive Council Meeting

October 4 at the Virginia State Arboretum

This year’s meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council to set goals and guidance for the partnership was held on Tuesday, October 4, at the Virginia State Arboretum in Boyce, Virginia.

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2016 Executive Council Meeting

Bay 101: Emerald ash borer attacks native trees

Invasive insect is killing thousands of ash trees

As the emerald ash borer spreads across the United States, ash trees—which play an important role in water quality—are suffering. But a collaborative effort is attempting to mitigate the damage.

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Bay 101: Emerald ash borer attacks native trees

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    Critter of the Month

    Morrow’s Honeysuckle

    October's Critter - Morrow’s honeysuckle is an invasive shrub with white, tube-like flowers and small, bright red and orange berries.

    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 2014, 6,191 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.

    Photo Credit: daryl_mitchell / Flickr

    Reduce Polluted Runoff

    Make sure your home's downspouts drain onto grass or gravel rather than paved driveways or sidewalks.

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