New Faces at the CCP!

New Faces at the CCP!

Written by Mike Bonnell Much like the nature of the land we are working to protect, the nature of working in conservation is dynamic and frequently changing. As we are accelerating toward our conservation goals, the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership (CCP) has...
Chesapeake National Recreation Area Proposal

Chesapeake National Recreation Area Proposal

Kayaking at Jug Bay (Photo Credit: National Park Service) U.S. Senator Van Hollen and U.S. Representative John Sarbanes Release Discussion Draft Legislation for Public Comment Prior to Introduction in Congress The Chesapeake Bay is considered one of the last...
Funding Focus on Capacity and Equity

Funding Focus on Capacity and Equity

Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/Environmental Protection Agency Maintaining healthy wildlife populations, restoring impaired ecosystems, providing public access to communities, restoring tribal lands, recovering endangered species, and fighting to offset the effects of climate...
Accessing the Outdoors for the Holidays

Accessing the Outdoors for the Holidays

Great Falls Park (Photo Credit: Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post) Throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed there are plenty of outdoor spaces and public access sites to be thankful for – this holiday season Chesapeake Bay Program asked a handful of their staff to...
Chessie: The Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster

Chessie: The Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster

Sea Serpent (Photo Credit: Olaus Magnus’s book History of the Northern People) Is the Chesapeake Bay harboring its very own sea monster? Maryland lore would have us believe that beneath the calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay, a monster lurks. On a clear night in...
National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 2

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 2

Susquehanna State Park in Harford County, Maryland(Photo Credit: Chesapeake Bay Program) Protected areas throughout the world perform many functions. They are essential for conserving biodiversity, and for delivering virtual ecosystem services, such as protecting...