Additional Resources

Here are some links to other sites where you can find more info on the Chesapeake Bay and other related topics. If you know of a site that should be included here, please contact the webmaster with the URL and we will post it here promptly.


Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center
Information about the Academy’s purpose and current experiments into estuaries and coastal ecosystems as well as a virtual tour of the Center.

Chesapeake Information Management System
Site with links to many others involved in research of the Bay provided by the Chesapeake Bay Program.

College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, School of Marine Science
General marine science information that is pertinent to the Chesapeake as well as specific information on past and present research projects.

VIMS Juvenile Abundance Monitoring Surveys
Current data monitoring the stock assessments of about 20 species of juvenile fish in the Virginia portion of the Bay and it’s tributaries.

VIMS Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
Primary source of SAV in the Chesapeake Bay. Information is updated automatically and includes maps and aerial photos.

Living Classrooms Foundation
Programs focus on the ecology and history of local waters using maritime themes to foster traditional academics.

Maryland Geological Survey
Includes a great deal of research on the pollution content of Maryland waters and interactive requests for data.

Maryland Sea Grant College Program
Information about funded research and environmental education, as well as links to the National Sea Grant Network.

Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program at VIMS
Virtual marine education center and information to assist students with marine science projects and reports.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Comprehensive survey of education and public programs, teacher guides and an online version of On The Rhode.

University of MD Center for Environmental Science
Data from research conducted at three laboratories, technical advice and information for agencies as well as private industries.

University of MD Environmental Finance Center
Includes recommendations and discussions for financing various environmental efforts.

Quick-time movies of marine life, images from the Virginia Marine Science Museum shark tank in almost real time!

WV University, National Small Flows Clearinghouse
Provides public information about septic systems and other wastewater and environmental issues.

NCSU Aquatic Botany Laboratory
Some of the best information on the web about pfiesteria and pfiesteria-like dinoflagellates.

Environmental Organizations

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
ACB program descriptions, publications, events and information on how you can become involved in the Bay’s restoration efforts.

Anacostia Watershed Society
Calendar of river clean-ups, tree plantings, lists of current polluters and steps being taken to turn them around. A local area black list.

Center for Watershed Protection
Provides watershed protection techniques, illustrated articles written by experts and watershed professionals.

Chesapeake Baywide Information Online Service
Homepages for the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries includes maps, fact sheets, periodicals and other useful information.

Eyes of Paint Branch
Maps of the Anacostia Basin and the Paint Branch Watershed; photographs, sound files, and info on important projects and issues.

Maryland Save Our Streams
Information on volunteer programs including Adopt-A-Stream and Project Heartbeat, e-mail requests for publications and a nice children’s page.

Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust
Information on protecting land resources, preservation as well as program descriptions of efforts already in place throughout the country.


The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission serves as a deliberative body, coordinating the conservation and management of the states shared near shore fishery resources – marine, shell, and anadromous – for sustainable use.

Chesapeake Bay Program
Technical and non-technical information about the state of the Bay and its tributaries, facts about fish, wildlife and plants of the region.

EPA Region III
Environmental issues and events affecting citizens in the region, environmental impact summaries and links to other information sources.

Sustainable Development
Examples of projects within Region III, the EPA’s strategy, and other sustainable development programs.

Smart Growth Network
Information on developing better communities, promoting fiscal health and protecting environmental amenities.

MD Department of Natural Resources
The majority of information is Bay related such as tributary strategies, monitoring, ecosystem management and watershed restoration.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Office
Facts about the organization’s responsibilities, fisheries plans, marine resources and funding programs.

PA Dept. of Environmental Quality
Weekly update letter, highlights of area environmental activities, real-time air pollution monitoring and pollution prevention assistance.

Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Information about the Susquehanna, its basin and the Bay, information sheets and available publications.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Chesapeake Bay Coastal Program
Program overview, watershed map, wildlife fact sheets, brochures, resource guide listing and educational materials.

U.S. Geological Survey
Bay-related information from USGS on Earth and Biological Sciences, streamflow, water quality, ground water & more.

VA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
Non-point source pollution control mission, news, press releases, laws and regulations as well as the Virginia Outdoors Plan.

VA Dept. of Environmental Quality
Public involvement and participation opportunities, permits, regs. and a wide range of environmental programs including Ches. Bay Program.

Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Agency overview, public information, news releases, job announcements, permits and licensing and procedures for habitat and fisheries.