Ensure Healthy Watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay

Ensure Healthy Watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay

Safely apply fertilizer, manure, biosolids and other land-applied materials to protect water quality and soil health.

Soil compostition

Research helping the Bay and watershed area

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Develop stormwater management technologies in the built environment to protect and conserve water resources.

Stormwater Management project in Baltimore City

Research helping the Bay and watershed area

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Create environmentally aware communities to promote interest and participation in environmental stewardship.

Watershed Steward Academy

Research helping the Bay and watershed area

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Design land use management strategies to minimize negative environmental impacts.

Land Management strategies

Research helping the Bay and watershed area

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Adapt in the face of climate change to address sea level rise and extreme weather.

Saltwater intrusion research

Research helping the Bay and watershed area

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Collaborate with partners across the watershed in the development of strategies for the protection of the Bay’s living resources.

Water Consortium

Research helping the Bay and watershed area

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Optimizing Nutrient Use in Agriculture

Cover crops and how they help the Chesapeake Bay.

Partnering Institutions

University of Maryland Extension

Chesapeake Bay

University of Maryland Extension

Includes Best Management Practices, Public Outreach Programs, and more!

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology

Hughes Center

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology

Providing environmentally sound agriculture and forestry through research, outreach and collaboration.

Maryland Sea Grant

coastal waterways

Maryland Sea Grant

Working to preserve and restore the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's coastal waterways.