A diverse group of river users — including DNR employees, outfitters, charter boat operators, wildlife observers, and tourism experts — convened recently to determine how, when, and where people use the Choptank River. Motorized and sail boating, fishing and crabbing, paddling, wildlife viewing and guided services were among the activities covered during the two-day Choptank River Recreational Use Mapping Workshop at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills. The result of this work will be a map of the river that will  inform DNR planners and decision makers about public access, land acquisition and recreation.

The information will be added to an online portal that illustrates the resources and human uses of Chesapeake Bay, which you can view here.