The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is restoring native oysters, planting underwater grasses, and planting trees to restore the Bay's natural filters. It is the regional partnership that directs and conducts the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay in the United States.
decline in bay resources
last year due to the effects of record nutrient pollutants provide a buffet for algae and lead to low-oxygen conditions that can suffocate underwater life and shrink habitat in the bay-breaking precipitation.
January 1, 1970 - December 31, 1980
PA conducts periodic reviews of state programs as part of its oversight responsibilities under the Clean Water Act. Read EPA's assessments of animal agriculture programs in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
first bay treatment
EPA signed the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement with the state of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Distant of Colombia
Signed in 2014, this landmark accord establishes goals and outcomes for the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands that surround them.
third bay agreement
the Executive Committee members commit themselves to nurture and sustain a Chesapeake Bay Watershed Partnership. This was to to achieve the goals set both in the subsequent sections.
Chesapeake bay established
The Bay was formed starting about 10,000 years ago when rising sea levels at the end of the last ice age flooded the Susquehanna River valley.
fourth bay agreement
his plan for collaboration across the Bay’s political boundaries establishes goals and outcomes for the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands that surround them.
mid point assessment
for an assessment in 2017 to review progress toward meeting the nutrient and sediment pollutant load reductions necessary for Bay restoration.
100% of practices implemented to achieve allocations
These pollution limits, or allocations, were divided across the six Chesapeake Bay watershed states—Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia—as well as the District of Columbia.