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

A man and two boys fishing off pier at public access site

69% of Public Access Outcome Achieved

In 2020, 12 new public access sites were opened in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Students planting native bur-reed seedlings in Annapolis, Md.

15% of Schools Are Certified Sustainable

In 2019, 15% of public and charter schools in the Chesapeake Bay watershed—634 schools in all—were certified sustainable.

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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