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)Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Watch the video »
More than 145,000 lost or abandoned traps exist in Bay, experts estimate
Restoration projects and education initiatives bring polluted waterway back to life
The average weight, in tons, of bay anchovy produced in the Chesapeake Bay each year
As a meeting place for two rivers and three states, historic site offers breathtaking scenery
Funding awarded through EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants Program
October's Critter - Morrow’s honeysuckle is an invasive shrub with white, tube-like flowers and small, bright red and orange berries.
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 2014, 6,191 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.
Make sure your home's downspouts drain onto grass or gravel rather than paved driveways or sidewalks.