Chesapeake Bay Reserve, Maryland
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
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.
Latest News from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Reserve
Building Resilience Through Community on Deal Island
As sea levels rise and the lands of the Chesapeake region sink, the residents of Deal Island are working with Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Reserve to use natural infrastructure to defend their communities.
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 …
Talk NERRdy to Me: Kyle Derby
Talk NERRdy to Me is a monthly column about leaders and luminaries from across our Reserves. This month, NERRA’s roving reporter Nik Charov spoke with Kyle Derby, Research Coordinator at the Chesapeake Bay Reserve in Maryland. They talked duck seasoning and tea bags, selfies and SETs, and how field work is where the real work is.