Partners in the Coastal Bays Program

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is a partner in the Maryland Coastal Bays National Estuary Program, an organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of these important national resources.  In 1999, the MD Coastal Bays Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP) was approved and thus began the implementation of over 500 actions, listed in the plan, by the twenty eight partners.  The four major implementation areas include water quality; fish & wildlife; recreation & navigation and community & economic development.

DNR Implementation Summaries

Coastal Bay News
Restoration & Protection Info:
Management Plan
Coastal Program
Maryland Surf Your Watershed
Clean Water Action Plan
Coastal Bays Home
Bays & Streams Home
DNR Home

To view the entire CCMP, please visit the Maryland Coastal Bays National Estuary Program website at

If you have any questions about Maryland's Coastal Bays Implementation Activities, 
please feel free to e-mail, Katheleen Freeman, or call (410) 260-8986.

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