Chesapeake Progress

Helping federal, public and internal oversight groups track the Chesapeake Bay Program's progress toward the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

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The Chesapeake Bay Program is committed to tracking our progress toward the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The accurate, up-to-date and accessible information found here helps oversight groups hold us accountable for our work. We envision abundant life, clean water, conserved lands and a diverse range of citizens and stakeholders who will steward an environmentally and economically sustainable watershed.

Our Latest Progress

Group canoeing on a wide river.

65% of Public Access Outcome Achieved

With 18 new sites opened in 2019, the region is now home to 1,333 places where people can connect with open space and waterways.

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Aerial view of a branching stream meandering through farmland entering the Chesapeake Bay.

Record amount of freshwater impacts Bay water quality

An estimated 38% of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries met water quality standards.

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Our Funding

$488 million was invested by federal agencies for environmental restoration of the Chesapeake Bay watershed in fiscal 2019. Learn more about our funding