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

    Chesapeake Bay

Large Landscape Conservation Workshop March 2013

On March 26 2013, conservation leaders from across the Chesapeake Bay watershed attended a webinar to share their progress since the August 2012 Large Landscape Workshop. Click here to see the powerpoints that were presented - ranging from State conservation funding and priorities, to national level funding and programs, to non-profit innovations and projects

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.