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February 27, 2014
Financial Assistance for Public Access
The National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Office is accepting project proposals from Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Trail partners for financial assistance awards. Public water access site development projects that advance the development of designated Gateways water trails, the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, and/or the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail are the funding priority for fiscal year 2014.

December 10, 2013
NPS and Partners Collaborate on Large Landscape Conservation
The NPS Chesapeake Bay Office and partner Chesapeake Conservancy hosted over fifty representatives from federal, state, local agencies and national and regional conservation groups recently at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

October 29, 2013
Star-Spangled Banner Trail Advisory Council Appointed
The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office announces the appointment of 23 members to the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Advisory Council.Members of the Council, appointed by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, will consult with the Secretary and the National Park Service on matters related to the trail, including trail development, public access, recreation opportunities, and educational programs along the trail route.

September 24, 2013
Advisory Councils Will Meet on October 7
Advisory Councils for the John Smith Trail and the Star-Spangled Banner Trail will meet together on October 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

August 20, 2013
Captain John Smith Trail Advisory Council Appointed
The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office announced the appointment of 26 members to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council. Members of the Council, appointed by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, will consult with the Secretary and the National Park Service on matters related to trail management, public access, recreation opportunities, and natural and cultural resource conservation along the trail route.

August 14, 2013
Superintendent Selected for NPS Chesapeake Bay
The National Park Service Northeast Regional Office has selected Charles E. "Chuck" Hunt as the new superintendent of the NPS Chesapeake Bay office.

Did You Know?

Satellite image of the Bay

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North American and the second largest in the world?