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 »
As sea levels rise, land subsides and natural barriers to coastal flooding are lost, our coastal cities will face more impactful high-tide flooding that occurs regardless of heavy winds or rain.Learn more »
Kids in Kayaks combines recreational kayaking lessons by the city of Baltimore with on-land activities from the National Park Service and others.Learn more »
When Ryan and Travis Croxton took over Rappahannock Oyster Company, they saw a chance to revitalize their grandfather’s business by switching from traditional harvesting to a more sustainable yield.Learn more »
While natural spaces of all shapes and sizes can benefit wildlife, only one government-designated wilderness program was established in order to build a network of wildlife habitat: the national wildlife refuge system. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Learn more »
Sam Owings combined his experience as a farmer and developer to address agriculture runoff
Historic drive lets visitors follow Tubman’s pathway to freedom
Data show significant drop in nutrient and sediment loads
From New York to the Chesapeake Bay, there are over 400 miles of river to explore
Only eating oysters in “R” months may be outdated advice
September's Critter - The laughing gull is a medium-sized gull with white underparts and a gray back. It visits the Chesapeake Bay in the summer to breed.
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.
Use electric or manual lawn mowers and yard tools instead of gas-powered machines that can pollute our air.