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.