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The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and one of the most productive in the world. The watershed that feeds the Bay is home to more than 3,600 species of plants and animals and more than 16.6 million people. Starting in south-central New York State and including the waters collected in six states, the Chesapeake Bay watershed is an ideal setting for finding new ways to have human activity better balanced with environmental goals. While much of the Bay, its tributaries, and the lands making up the watershed region are cleaner now than they were a decade ago, many environmental challenges remain. The future sustainability of the region depends on the choices made every day by the people who live within the Bay watershed.
Through the Links to the Bay project, partners are working to inspire a new group of citizenry within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to take active steps in the landscapes where they live, work, and recreate to better manage water and other natural resources. All of the Links to the Bay partners are committed to make this happen through training, seminars, membership in on-the-ground environmental assistance programs, financial and in-kind support, and a dedication to long-term environmental education.