Human Health

A group paddles canoes under a pink sky at dusk.

Research continues to accumulate on the health benefits of being in and near nature. Access to nature genuinely improves our physical and mental well-being and helps make active, healthy, and connected communities. The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership is one of the many ways NPS Chesapeake Gateways supports equitable public health, with a focus on underserved communities through work related to this goal.

The articles below highlight some of the important work happening to make this goal a reality. To learn more about the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership’s work with human health within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, click this link.

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    Last updated: June 29, 2023