• The working watermen community of Tangier Island VA at sunset. Photo by Starke Jett.

    Chesapeake Bay

2012 Year in Review

The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office released its "2012 Year in Review".

This twelve page report illustrates the many achievements of partners throughout the watershed - working with NPS on interpretation and education, land conservation, public access, heritage tourism initiatives, and youth engagement activities. Read it here, or email us to request a printed copy.

Did You Know?

One of the many wading birds found in the Bay watershed

The water in the Chesapeake Bay is surprisingly shallow. Although the Bay covers a large surface area, its average depth, including all tidal tributaries, is about 21 feet. In fact, a person who is six feet tall could wade through over 700,000 acres of the Bay and never get his or her hat wet.