Chesapeake Bay Program

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Chesapeake Bay Program

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) is a unique, regional partnership that brings together leaders and experts from federal and state agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations and academic institutions to lead and direct the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay. Each CBP partner uses its own resources to implement Bay restoration and protection activities. Partners work together through CBP’s goal teams, workgroups and committees to collaborate, share information and set goals.

The CBP partners envision an environmentally and economically sustainable Chesapeake Bay watershed with clean water; abundant life; conserved lands and access to the water, a vibrant cultural heritage and a diversity of engaged citizens and stakeholders.

The Bird River flows into the Gunpowder River in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Foresters visit Smith Island, Maryland, during a trip organized by the Chesapeake Bay Program Forestry Workgroup to let them experience the unique life of a Chesapeake waterman.