Chesapeake Bay Program Information

Information about the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) and details about ongoing efforts to protect water quality and restore the Chesapeake Bay Watershed can be found at many websites supported by CBP partners. Below are links to a few of those websites to help you learn more about the CBP and its activities.


CBP Main Site

The CBP has a wide array of information to explore on its website. Follow the above to view information about current events, upcoming meetings, learn how to get involved in Bay restoration projects, and more!

Chesapeake Bay Executive Order

In May, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Chesapeake Bay Executive Order, declaring the Chesapeake Bay a national treasure. Follow the link to learn more about the Executive Order and federal agency plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Chesapeake Bay TMDL

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release a final TMDL on December 31, 2010. The TMDL is a “pollution diet” for the entire watershed. Click here to learn more about the document and how the CBP is working to reduce pollution throughout the watershed.

CBP Structural Diagram

STAC is but one advisory committee among a group of teams and committees that operate within the CBP. Click on the link above to view the entire CBP structure, and learn more about each committee and team.

Bay Backpack

The CBP is committed to helping teach younger generations about the importance of clean water and healthy estuaries. Follow the link above to find educational resources for your classroom.

Chesapeake STAT

The CBP is continually monitoring progress in its efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and protect water quality. Through the link above, you can also track the CBP’s progress and access various data.

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