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Around the Watershed

We need to recognize the many faces that make up the Bay watershed

In an effort to create a better environment for everyone, the conservation world takes a vital step: including everyone.

The Chesapeake, the largest of more than 100 U.S. estuaries, is a trove of biodiversity. The Bay’s watershed stretches from New York to Virginia and boasts more than 3,600 species of plants and animals, 11,684 miles of shoreline and 150 major rivers and streams, giving it the highest land-to-water ratio of any coastal water body in the world.

Its people are just as varied as the natural environment.

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The Next Generation for Our Lands and Waters Starts Now

The environmental ethic we have today is still relatively young, brought into being by such clarion calls as Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, published in 1962. It was only a few years later that the first Chesapeake Bay advocacy...


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Perspectives on issues facing the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed from participants in the Chesapeake Bay Program.

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