What We Do

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The National Park Service Chesapeake Gateways Program (NPS Chesapeake Gateways) manages the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network (Chesapeake Gateways), coordinates watershed-wide efforts to achieve land conservation, public access, and stewardship goals and the National Park Service’s responsibilities within the Chesapeake Bay Program. NPS Chesapeake Gateways is centrally located in Annapolis, Maryland where it serves Chesapeake Gateways, strategically partners with organizations to bring their expertise to the watershed and collaborates with governmental and non-governmental partners


NPS Chesapeake Gateways connects people to experiences of the natural and cultural heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. We help to conserve special places important to visitors, residents, and the nation, for this and future generations.

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    Basic Information

    Not sure where to begin? See how you can connect with the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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    National Park Service Chesapeake Gateways (NPS Chesapeake Gateways) administers, manages, and participates in multiple Chesapeake partnershi

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    Work With Us

    Meet our team, learn about job vacancies, or volunteer opportunities, or discover how your organization can partner with NPS Chesapeake.

Last updated: July 7, 2023