The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail works through a growing number of partnerships with museums, parks, wildlife refuges, water and land trails, and other places that connect people to authentic Chesapeake Bay experiences. These special places rely on volunteer help to maintain and restore the natural, cultural, and recreational resources that characterize the Bay.
Learn about the diversity of places that are part of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network. You’ll find links to sites throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed where your help is needed.
You’ll find other ways to become involved in projects to benefit the Bay when you visit the website for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.
Did You Know?
The Chesapeake Bay provides food, water, cover and nesting areas to 3,600 species of plant and animal life, including more than 300 types fish and 2,700 types of plants.