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Chesapeake Bay

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean separating the Delmarva Peninsula from mainland Maryland and Virginia. Explored and charted by John Smith in 1608, it is an important link in the Intracoastal Waterway.

Chesapeake Bay

(ˈtʃɛsəˌpiːk)
n
(Placename) the largest inlet of the Atlantic in the coast of the US: bordered by Maryland and Virginia

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n.
an inlet of the Atlantic, in Maryland and Virginia. 200 mi. (320 km) long; 4–40 mi. (6–64 km) wide.
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Noun1.Chesapeake Bay - a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and MarylandChesapeake Bay - a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland; fed by Susquehanna River
Free State, Maryland, Old Line State, MD - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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Under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, Chesapeake Bay Program partners committed to the goal of increasing the resiliency of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including its living resources, habitats, public infrastructure and communities.
Elsewhere in the vast Chesapeake Bay watershed, which extends from western New York state into central Virginia, the group has gathered volunteers, often across the religious spectrum, to work on restoration projects, ripping up pavement, installing water gardens and, yes, planting trees.
Finally, the state agencies' failure to explicitly consider the combined effects of multiple areas of construction within individual watersheds such as the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load did not render their decision arbitrary and capricious.
Under her direction, the staff has grown more than three-fold, while revenue is up 374 percent at the nonprofit that aims to increase stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It receives about $4 million in annual contributions and maintains a variety of grant programs, special initiatives, education, restoration and community engagement activities.
The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement was signed in 2014, and Maryland's Republican Gov.
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The 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement calls for all six states that comprise the watershed to incorporate hands-on, inquiry-driven experiences for students in elementary, middle, and high school.
* The Chesapeake Bay Watershed is part of ARS's LTAR network.
We will continue to strive to be the model for sustainable and innovative restoration within the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the greater Mid-Atlantic region."
Biology students in 13 Howard County public high schools have a new tool to study the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
At 64,000 square miles and holding more than 150 rivers and streams, the Chesapeake Bay watershed is North America's largest estuary.
salmoides and other typically freshwater fishes in historically suitable habitats of the Chesapeake Bay watershed (Love et al., 2008).

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