The Wildfowl Trust of North America, Inc., was founded in 1979 as a direct response to the dwindling waterfowl population of the Chesapeake Bay. In 2002 the Horsehead Wetlands Center was renamed and became the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. The mission of the Wildfowl Trust of North America and its physical site, the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, is to promote stewardship and sustainability through environmental education and habitat restoration.