Chesapeake Bay Resources
Here are some useful links to organizations that are dedicated to conserving, supporting and enjoying the Chesapeake Bay.
Organizations dedicated to conservation and preservation
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
The Department of Natural Resources leads Maryland in securing a sustainable future for our environment, society, and economy by preserving, protecting, restoring, and enhancing the State’s natural resources.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The Campbell Foundation
The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment promotes action to improve water quality, restore ecological balance, and foster an engaged citizenry within the watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Coastal Bays and the West Coast.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science advances scientific knowledge of the environment and the Chesapeake Bay, developing new ideas to guide our state towards a more sustainable future.
Chesapeake Bay Program
The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership involved in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983.
Chesapeake Bay Trust
The Trust is a private, nonprofit grantmaking organization created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1985 to promote public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its Maryland tributaries.
Waterkeepers Chesapeake fights for clean water and a healthy environment by supporting Waterkeepers throughout the Chesapeake and coastal regions as they protect their communities, rivers, and streams from pollution.
Effective environmental and science communication is needed now more than ever. Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno formed Planet Forward in 2009 to empower new voices and lead a global conversation on the planet’s future. A project of the George Washington University, it is the premier engagement tool for GW’s many sustainability initiatives.
Maryland Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture provides a range of educational, financial, technical assistance and regulatory programs that help farmers protect water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland's lawn fertilizer law helps protect the Chesapeake Bay from excess nutrients entering its waters from a variety of urban sources, including golf courses, parks, recreation areas, businesses and hundreds of thousands of lawns.
Things to see and do around the Bay
Find Your Chesapeake
Connecting people to experiences of the natural and cultural heritage of the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and the watershed. Find out the many things to do, with virtual visits, places to go, trips to plan, and more.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore
Maryland's leading tourist attraction, and an international icon, the Aquarium provides cultural, recreational, and educational experiences that meet the needs of diverse communities.
Annapolis Maritime Museum
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and commemorating the maritime heritage of Annapolis and the neighboring waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to furthering an interest, understanding, and appreciation of the culture and maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries through collection, education, documentation, exhibition, research, and publication.
African American Heritage Tour
Trace the journey of African Americans, and explore their impact both nationally and internationally. This 2-hour walking tour starts at Market House Park across from Annapolis City Dock, where slave ships entered 300 years ago.
Harriet Tubman Museum
At this small museum in downtown Cambridge – just a few miles from where Harriet Tubman grew up – learn of the strength, courage, and determination of this remarkable woman.
The Bay Guide
Whether you are a trailer boater, fisherman, cruiser, sailboater or a transient this site can supply you with all the information that you will need for a day cruise or an extended visit on The Chesapeake Bay.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is surely a marvel of the modern world.
Chesapeake Chapter: United States Lighthouse Society
The Chesapeake Chapter focuses on implementing the U.S. Lighthouse Society's goals in the Chesapeake Bay area, particularly with regard to the lighthouses and lightships of Virginia and Maryland.