Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is a local and national treasure on par with Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon. But unlike those places, the bay and its surrounding watershed are home to more than 17 million people.  We depend on it as the natural engine that powers our region’s economy and ecology.

Hundreds of miles of streams and rivers flow through 64,000 square miles of forests, farms and cities before feeding into the bay. Our team collaborates across this entire watershed — spanning Delaware, Maryland/DC, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia — to protect and restore the nation's largest estuary.

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