Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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The 2022-2024 Margaret A Davidson Fellowship is open for applications!

Lead, Learn & Explore 

Lead, Learn, Explore

Join the CBNERR-MD staff and our partners for a variety of summer experiences on the estuaries of the Chesapeake Bay. Opportunities include: leadership camps, professional development, & watershed exploration. ​​

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The Otter’s Tale: Anita C. Leight Estuary Center Newsletter

The Otter’s Tale is a quarterly publication of the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center. This newsletter features current events, research stories, etc.



Marsh Notes: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Newsletter

Marsh Notes is a quarterly publication of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Here you can find current events, research summaries, etc.​


The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Maryland (CBNERR-MD) protects and manages 6,000 acres of natural land​s and waters in Maryland. These areas serve as living laboratories and classrooms through which we address key Chesapeake Bay issues. We motivate students, teachers, and decision-makers to restore the Bay, and we give them the knowledge and tools they need to do so effectively. Our public and volunteer programs provide opportunities for all Marylanders to enjoy and understand the Bay.​​​​​​

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