The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that has coordinated the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed since 1983. Bay Program partners include the states of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia; the District of Columbia; the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a tri-state legislative body; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, representing the federal government; and participating advisory groups representing citizens, local governments and the scientific community.
The Chesapeake Bay Program Office in Annapolis, Md. is managed by EPA and staffed by employees from a number of federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations and academic institutions.
The partnership website, www.chesapeakebay.net, is a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information about all aspects of the Bay restoration and partner activities.
For more information, call 1-800-YOURBAY and visit:
- Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (Bay TMDL), www.epa.gov/chesapeakebaytmdl, a landmark “pollution diet” to restore clean water in the Chesapeake Bay and the region’s streams, creeks and rivers.
- Chesapeake Bay Journal, www.bayjournal.com, a monthly publication covering issues and events that affect the Chesapeake Bay. [Exit Disclaimer]
- ChesapeakeStat, http://stat.chesapeakebay.net/, a website that tracks Chesapeake Bay restoration progress.
- Chesapeake Bay Executive Order, http://executiveorder.chesapeakebay.net/, signed by President Obama in May 2009.
- Bay Backpack, www.baybackpack.com/, a website with resources for teachers on Bay environmental issues
Chesapeake Bay Program Office
410 Severn Avenue – Suite 109
Annapolis City Marina
Annapolis, Md. 21403