The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail works through a growing number of partnerships with museums, parks, wildlife refuges, water and land trails that rely on volunteer help to maintain and restore the natural, cultural, and recreational resources that characterize the Bay.Join Others in Restoring the Chesapeake Bay
The Bay's future depends on the actions of every person who lives, works and plays in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Simple changes in how we treat our backyards and public spaces can improve the quality of the Bay and its rivers now and for future generations.
Did You Know?
Francis Scott Key's patriotic song describing the bombardment of Fort McHenry was first published as a broadside in 1814. The broadside included important details on how the song came to be written and shows that it was originally titled "Defense of Fort M'Henry."