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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 more than 6,000 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.

Explore the impact of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Reserve’s educational programs in 2019, including the Shoring up Resiliency Through Education (SURE) program which reached more than 600 students.

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

Reserve Gets Gold Star

Reserve Gets Gold Star

The Chesapeake Bay Maryland Reserve received the Gold Star Award from the Maryland Coastal Bays Program for its extraordinary work as a partner committed to maintaining the environmental integrity of the Coastal Bays watershed.

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Education Superstar Earns Presidential Award

Education Superstar Earns Presidential Award

Hema Bhaskaran, mentor teacher for CBNERR-MD’s Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) program, received the prestigious 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. This year, Hema helped the Reserve take their TOTE program online during COVID-19.

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Talk NERRdy to Me: Shawn Slater

Talk NERRdy to Me: Shawn Slater

Talk NERRdy to Me is a column about leaders and luminaries from across our 29 reserves. This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov caught up with Shawn Slater, sixteen-year-old photographer and volunteer superstar at Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Reserve. Shawn...

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Chesapeake Bay Reserve, Maryland