Life on the Edge

Habitats of the Chesapeake

For creatures ranging from bald eagles to soft-shell clams ("mannoes"), the richest concentration of life in the Chesapeake lies in the Bay's "edges," its marshes, tide flats, and underwater grass beds. The areas in black on the maps below signify habitat areas for four five key Bay species.

Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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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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