Chesapeake Bay Reserve, Maryland

State

Maryland

State Partner

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Acres

6,249

Est. Date

1985

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve protects parts of the largest estuary in the United States, which is home to green-backed herons, snowy egrets, and striped bass. Made up of 6,249 acres across three diverse sites, the Reserve works to improve understanding of estuaries and to promote the relevance and accessibility of estuarine research in the local communities and beyond.

Did You Know…

Archaeologists discovered tens of thousands of artifacts within Jug Bay that date back 9,000 years.

Latest News from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Reserve

Community Science Fills in the Gaps

Community Science Fills in the Gaps

It’s spring, and Becky Swerida has organized a local treasure hunt. Not for gold or jewels, but for bubbles. Specifically, the bubbles that pop up on the seagrasses that grow …

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Reading the Tea Leaves

Reading the Tea Leaves

Tea leaves aren’t just good for predicting our future, they also can help us predict the future condition of marshes. Exhibit A: researchers at Reserves across the System are using tea bags as part of an international experiment …

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Chesapeake Bay Reserve, Maryland