About Our Waters

Maryland is a unique area in that we have a number of different resources so close together. Making this situation even more complex is the fact that those areas intertwine, and it is the responsibility of the Department of Natural Resources to effectively manage Maryland's bays and streams that lie within and tie into our watershed. If you have questions contact us at customerservice.dnr@maryland.gov.

This program ensures that Maryland meets its electricity demands at reasonable costs while protecting the State's valuable natural resources.

Two oyster cages full of oysters sitting on a pier.

Growing Oysters​

The Marylanders Grow Oysters Program links private pier owners with oyster reef restoration. Oysters are grown, then placed on protected reefs.

Picture of a skipjack on the water.

The Department of Natural Resources performs continuous monitoring at many locations throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Get real time information for your area.