How is the Bay Doing?
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Formed in 1983, the Chesapeake Bay Program guides cooperative restoration and conservation efforts by Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Federal government. The Program sets ambitious, concrete goals for the Bay’s future.

But the state of the Bay isn’t just the responsibility of national and state governments. Everyone who lives in or visits the region has a stake in the Bay’s health. Here are a few things you can do to help while traveling around the Bay:

And here are a few ways residents of the watershed region can help the Bay in their daily lives:

For more information on the Chesapeake Bay, visit the Chesapeake Bay Program at

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