About Our Waters

Maryland is a unique area in that we have a number of different resources so close together.

Making this situation even more complex is the fact that those areas intertwine, and it is the responsibility of the Department of Natural Resources to effectively manage Maryland's bays and streams that lie within and tie into our watershed. If you have questions contact us.

DNR performs continuous monitoring at many locations throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Get real time information for your area.


The Marylanders Grow Oysters Program links private pier owners with oyster reef restoration. Oysters are grown, then placed on protected reefs.

Five coastal states working together to address a new era of ocean opportunities and challenges.

Starting in 2014, the MBSS will be conducting sampling throughout the state to analyze stream conditions.