Support Your Park
The Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Park Service administers three national initiatives to connect people with the special places and stories of the Chesapeake Bay. Through the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network, the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, the National Park Service works through a variety of partnerships to preserve these special places and stories and to foster stewardship of the Chesapeake. The National Park Service is also a federal partner in the watershed-wide Chesapeake Bay Program.
Learn how you can help these partnership efforts to make the authentic Chesapeake connections that inspire appreciation and stewardship of this national treasure.
Did You Know?
The Bay supports more than 3,600 species of plants, fish and animals, including 348 species of finfish, 173 species of shellfish and over 2,700 plant species.