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...Read More

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    Maps

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

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    © Jay Fleming

    State of the Bay Report

    Since 1998, CBF's State of the Bay report has been tracking the health of the Chesapeake Bay and...Read More

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    Photo Credit: © Kevin Moore

    Chesapeake Bay Glossary

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

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    Photo Credit: © 2010 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...Read More

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    Photo Credit: © Gilpin Brown

    10 Things You Didn't Know About the Chesapeake Bay

    Ten facts about the Chesapeake Bay that may surprise you.Read More

Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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Volunteer

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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