Maps

The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers 64,000 square miles in six states and the District of Columbia. To understand how it "works," protect it, and restore its health, we must have a sense of the whole system, and how its pieces fit together geographically.

Geography

Pollution

Land Use

Aquatic Life

Economic Importance

 

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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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Save the Bay

Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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