This directory links to a sampling of Chesapeake Bay-related groups. Descriptions are pulled from each group's mission statement or "about" page, mostly verbatim. They have been edited chiefly for brevity.


Chesapeake Bay Program

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983. The Chesapeake Bay Program partners include the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the District of Columbia; the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a tri-state legislative body; the Environmental Protection Agency representing the federal government; and participating citizen advisory groups. 


Environmental Protection Agency – Region 3

The regional office and its partner state pollution control agencies are responsible for regulating more than 21,000 air pollution sources; 12,000 water pollution sources; and 425 hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities.  Together, the agencies investigate 1,500 potential hazardous waste dump sites and the cleanup of 165 sites included or proposed for the Superfund National Priorities List. 


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA’s reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as it works to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.


Susquehanna River Basin Commission

This agency was established to coordinate the water resource efforts of Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland and the federal government. 


United States Army Corps of Engineers

 The Corps is engineering force of highly disciplined people working with partners through disciplined thought and action to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the nation's engineering challenges.


United States Geological Survey

 The USGS serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect the quality of life


Maryland BayStat

Maryland created BayStat by Executive Order in early 2007 as a statewide tool designed to assess, coordinate and target Maryland’s Bay restoration programs, and to inform citizens of progress. Land conservation is one of the programs evaluated by BayStat.


Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources leads Maryland in securing a sustainable future for the state’s environment, society and economy by preserving, protecting, restoring and enhancing the state’s natural resources. 


Maryland Department of the Environment

The mission of MDE is to protect and restore the quality of Maryland’s air, water and land resources, while fostering smart growth, economic development, healthy and safe communities and quality environmental education for the benefit of the environment, public health and future generations 


Maryland Governor’s Office

 The office of the governor of the State of Maryland.


Maryland Port Administration

This Maryland state agency oversees the Port of Baltimore, which plays a vital role in Maryland's economic development by generating $1.5 billion in annual revenue and supporting 33,700 jobs. It serves more than 50 ocean carriers making nearly 1,800 annual visits. 

District of Columbia

District Department of the Environment

 DDOE programs are designed to facilitate cleaner air and water, greening of neighborhoods and building space, and assist with the management of hazardous and toxic waste disposal. DDOE also conducts community and educational outreach to increase public awareness of environmental and energy related issues


District of Columbia Mayor’s Office

 Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia; part of the city's DC.Gov site.


Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

COG provides a focus for action and develops sound regional responses to such issues as the environment, affordable housing, economic development, health and family concerns, human services, population growth, public safety and transportation.n.


The Port of Virginia

The Virginia Port Authority was established in 1952 as a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of stimulating commerce of the ports of the Commonwealth, promoting the shipment of goods and cargoes through the ports, improving the navigable tidal waters within the Commonwealth and in general to perform any act or function which may be useful in developing, improving or increasing the commerce of the ports of the Commonwealth. The Authority owns and is responsible for the operations and security of three marine terminals: Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal and Newport News Marine Terminal, as well as an inland facility, the Virginia Inland Port located in Front Royal. These facilities primarily handle import and export containerized and break-bulk cargoes. 


Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia’s diverse geography and abundant natural resources benefit agriculture, industry and commerce and provide a rich environment for people, plants and wildlife. To ensure the continued vitality of what the Commonwealth has to offer, the mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to protect and improve the environment for the well being of all Virginians


Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

 VDGIF is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Department has an operational budget of approximately $50.1 million and an employment level of 465 salaried staff.


Virginia Governor’s Office

 Office of the governor of Virginia.


Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is charged with maintaining and preserving the 117 state parks; managing the 2.1 million acres of state forest land; providing information on the state's ecological and geologic resources; and establishing community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas. 


Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

The Department of Environmental Protection’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. The staff works as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore natural resources.

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

This group’s mission is to protect, conserve and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities


Pennsylvania Governor’s Office

 Governor's office for the State of Pennsylvania.

New York

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

The department’s mission is to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-bein 


New York Governor’s Office

 Office of the governor of New York.

West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

Department of Environmental Protection for West Virginia.


West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

 Natural Resources division for the state of West Virginia. 


West Virginia Governor's Office

 Office of the governor of West Virginia.