Chesapeake Bay Program

On May 12, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order 13508 on Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration. The purpose of the Executive Order is "to protect and restore the health, heritage, natural resources, and social and economic value of the nation's largest estuarine ecosystem and the natural sustainability of its watershed." One of the Corps' primary mission areas is ecosystem restoration and protection through collaboration and partnership. Since 1984, the Corps has been a vital component of the Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection efforts. The Corps continues to work closely with federal, state and local agencies as well as non-governmental organizations to advance Bay restoration efforts and demonstrate accountability to the public.

For more information about the Corps' Chesapeake Bay Program, please email our Chesapeake Bay Program Representative.

View the Chesapeake Bay Program Fact Sheet.

Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystem restoration is the process of returning damaged ecological systems to a stable, healthy and sustainable state. In Baltimore District, our team of dedicated professionals are protecting and restoring portions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including the Anacostia, Potomac, and Susquehanna rivers. Ecosystem restoration projects play a pivotal role in protecting endangered species, preserving shorelines affected by erosion and building new habitat for our region's wildlife.  


Environmental Cleanup

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers environmental cleanup program focuses on reducing risk and protecting human health and the environment in a timely and cost-effective manner.  The Corps of Engineers manages, designs and executes a full range of cleanup and protection activities, such as:

  • Cleaning up sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive waste or ordnance through the Formerly Used Defense Sites program
  • Cleaning up low-level radioactive waste from the nation’s early atomic weapons program through the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program
  • Supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by cleaning up Superfund sites and working with its Brownfields and Urban Waters programs
  • Supporting the Army with the Base Realignment and Closure Act program
  • Ensuring that facilities comply with federal, state and local environmental laws
  • Conserving cultural and natural resources