Ensure Healthy Watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay
Fertilizer is a necessity for growing crops on land, but can cause nutrient overload through runoff into our streams and rivers, and into the Bay. Learn about projects focusing on safely applying fertilizers and biosolids to the land and how that can help the Bay habitats.
Stormwater runoff from the built environment can have a significant impact on the quality of our watershed. Developing new technologies to manage stormwater can help protect the Bay from harmful chemicals and debris.
Maintaining a clean watershed and waterways takes participation from everyone in the community. Our research focuses on building awareness and appreciation for the Bay's unique resources.
Scientists are working to identify land management strategies designed to protect the Chesapeake Bay for both urban and rural environments. Learn more about the research projects focused on land use in the watershed region.
Climate change threatens our water quality and food security. Learn about current research addressing rising sea levels and extreme weather events and how it affects the Chesapeake Bay region.
Working with other institutions, nonprofits, government agencies, industry partners, and the public, strengthens our ability to identify issues and implement solutions in environmentally and economically sustainable ways. Learn about collaborative research to protect the Bay's living resources.
Featured News and Events
Optimizing Nutrient Use in Agriculture
Cover crops and how they help the Chesapeake Bay.
Includes Best Management Practices, Public Outreach Programs, and more!
Providing environmentally sound agriculture and forestry through research, outreach and collaboration.
Working to preserve and restore the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's coastal waterways.