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Goals of the Gateways Network

Tourist at Jefferson Patterson ParkThe 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 (PDF File 635 kb).


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