The Chesapeake Conservancy envisions a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, and everyone enjoys healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces; as immortalized in Captain John Smith's voyage of exploration, a place of natural wonder, rich in cultural traditions, treasured and conserved for all.
The Chesapeake Conservancy's mission is to strengthen the connection between people and the watershed, conserve the landscapes and special places that sustain the Chesapeake's unique natural and cultural resources, and restore landscapes, rivers, and habitats in the Chesapeake Bay region.
More than 1,000 people voted in a survey to name the offspring viewable on the Chesapeake Conservancy's wildlife webcams. Names were submitted by donors to the Conservancy for the osprey, great blue heron, and peregrine falcon chicks.
The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay office and Chesapeake Conservancy are pleased to support events along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail on National Trails Day and Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week.