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The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Maryland (CBNERR-MD) protects and manages 6,000 acres of natural lands 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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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, and watershed exploration. Click here to find out more and register.

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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. Current events, research stories, future programs, and center highlights can be found in the newsletter.

Marsh Notes: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Newsletter

Marsh Notes is a quarterly publication of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Current events, research summaries, upcoming programs, volunteer opportunities, and much more can be found within the pages of the newsletter.