The Chesapeake Baythe nation's largest estuarygot its name Chesepiooc, an Algonquian word referring to a village "at a big river." It was described by H.L. Mencken, the sage of Baltimore, as "an immense protein factory."
It's such an important part of our state's history and its identity, which is why Maryland Public Television (MPT) celebrates this important natural resource and highlights its most critical issues during its annual Chesapeake Bay Week.
The only programming initiative of its kind in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed region, Chesapeake Bay Week is part of MPT's year-round, ongoing commitment to the bay and our environment.
At the conclusion of Chesapeake Bay Week, MPT holds a Volunteer-a-thon to give viewers a unique chance to donate volunteer hours to help clean up the bay.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
LIVE on MPT and 89.7 WTMD
The Concert is free, but the Bay needs your help!
Can you volunteer your time?
The bay needs your help - with everything from planting bay grasses and removing litter to making phone calls and helping with mailings. Now, MPT makes it easy to get your group or organization involved to help restore the health and vitality of the bay and its environs.
Keep yourself informed about issues affecting the Bay
Chesapeake Bay Journal is an excellent source for Bay-related information. Visit the web site for the latest Bay news, information about subscribing to the print publication, to read the current blog entries, and more.