About the Bay

Learn more about the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed with maps and information on wildlife, issues impacting the Bay's health, and more.

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    More than Just the Bay

    When we speak of "saving the Bay," we're talking about the roughly 64,000 square-mile watershed that includes the Bay, rivers, streams, and creeks and is covered with forests, farms, wildlife habitat, cities, suburbs, wastewater treatment plants, and heavy industry.

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    Maps

    Maps covering a wide range of Chesapeake Bay information, from geography and wildlife to pollution and economics.

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    Kevin Moore

    Chesapeake Bay Glossary

    Learn more in this glossary of terms related to the Chesapeake Bay.

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    Miguel Angel de la Cueva/iLCP

    Resources

    There's a lot more to learn about the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. These web sites and materials will inspire you to get to know the watershed better.

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    Gilpin Brown

    10 Things You Didn't Know About the Chesapeake Bay

    Ten facts about the Chesapeake Bay that may surprise you.

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The Bay Needs You

The 2018 State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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