Connected by Water

Over 41 million acres are connected through the waters that flow to and through Chesapeake Bay. The National Park Service strives to connect people to the opportunities and adventures throughout the watershed. Inspiring stewardship across this vast region supports recreation, business, tourism, learning, and a thriving natural resource for all to enjoy. Read More

Boardwalk showing a marsh on either side that leads to a river

Chesapeake Gateways Network

Discover where you can a first hand authentic Chesapeake experience

Kayaker paddling down waterway with lush, green mountains ahead.

Chesapeake Gateways Network Grants

The National Park Service supports efforts throughout the watershed. Learn how to we can help your organization accomplish your mission.

logo for the Chesapeake Bay Program - bird flying above water near marsh

Chesapeake Bay Program

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983.

Kayakers launch into a riverway from a dock along the bank.

Chesapeake Conservation Partnership

A large landscape cooperative helping achieve the goal of preserving 30% of the watershed by 2030.

Last updated: October 6, 2022

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Annapolis, MD 21401


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