The Gateways Network helps visitors find, enjoy, and learn about the special
places and stories of the Chesapeake and its watershed. The Network and all
participating Gateways do this for a reason – the Chesapeake's future
depends on watershed residents and visitors feeling connected with and understanding
the Bay and its resources.
Three goals drive the Network – to help people:
- better understand the Chesapeake by enhancing interpretation and education
about the Bay watershed's special places and stories.
- access these special places through information, maps, guides and improvements
for a system of Gateways and linking land and water routes.
- appreciate the part they play in the Bay's survival, and how they can become
involved in conserving and restoring the natural, cultural, historical and
recreational resources of this national treasure.
The Gateways Network mission and goals are described in more detail in the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network Strategic Plan 2006-2008 ( 635 kb).