There's a proposal before the Navy to lease the Greenbury Point Conservation Area for purposes of a second golf course. Please sign this petition to #savegreenburypoint AND SHARE!
Wildlife WebcamsCheck out our three wildlife webcams featuring Osprey, Peregrine Falcons, and Great Blue Heron! Thanks to our partners at Explore.org and the cam property owners, we are proud to bring you these live streams of some of Chesapeake’s most iconic species!
Show Your Support for the CNRA
You can show your support for the creation of the Chesapeake National Recreation Area!
Brought to you in partnership with REI Co-op, The Landmark Project, and Chesapeake Conservancy and coalition partners, you can purchase a t-shirt from 5 participating REI locations:
If you can't make it to a local REI and still want to support the campaign, you can purchase at TheLandmarkProject.com
2022 Bay Paddle
Learn more about the 2022 Chesapeake Bay Paddle!
Proceeds from two epic multi-day staged paddle races will benefit three incredible non-profits: Chesapeake Conservancy and their partnership efforts to establish the Chesapeake National Recreation Area, Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and their oyster restoration efforts and Waterkeepers Chesapeake in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act!
Thank you to the sponsors of the 2021 Bay Paddle!
Proceeds form this 215-mile, 8-day, staged paddle race founded by Chris Hopkinson benefited two incredible non-profits: Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and their oyster restoration efforts and the Chesapeake Conservancy for the United for a Chesapeake National Recreation Area advocacy efforts!
While nothing beats the experience of seeing the beauty of the Chesapeake firsthand, we’ve created virtual river tours along the trail, similar to Google Street View, so that you can explore the Chesapeake.
Imagine a 21st-century park—a collection of parks in the Chesapeake Bay that bring national and international attention to the Bay’s significant natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources.
Learn about our data-driven campaign to protect 30% of the Chesapeake's lands by 2030 as some of the world’s leading scientists are calling for dramatic increases in conservation efforts and habitat protection at a global scale.
Special Conservation Projects
A private donor, Chesapeake Conservancy and NFWF helped return 465 acres of their ancestral homeland to the Rappahannock Tribe. However, nearby land along Fones Cliffs remains unprotected and vulnerable.
Chesapeake Conservancy has served as a leader in the Nanticoke watershed where a network of unlikely partners that all have a common mission of conserving open space and resources work together.
Together with our partners, Chesapeake Conservancy is using precision conservation to create a healthier environment upstream, for a healthier Chesapeake Bay downstream.
Partners are working to create a public waterfront park to share the Chesapeake's Black history at an important cultural and historic site for Black Americans in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo Credit: Maryland State Archives, MSA SC 2140-1-155