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Coastal Training Program
Chesapeake Bay
National Estuarine Research Reserve
Maryland




Providing science-based information, tools, and skills to promote resilient communities and clean and healthy streams, rivers and watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay. 

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The Coastal Training Program

The Coastal Training Program brings together community leaders and decision makers to tackle complex conservation and restoration issues impacting the Chesapeake Bay and its watersheds.  The goal of the Coastal Training program is to encourage decision-makers to take actions that promote the environmental and economic health of human and natural communities.

Smith Island in the Morning Photo by Peter Zitta

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Training, field-based workshops and networking for professionals to benefit from science-based information, skills and access to technology and partnerships.

Technical Assistance is a service provided to local communities to support and contribute to better informed decision-making to promote resilient communities. We are a federal-state-local partnership that encourages the use of science-based decision making.  

Examples include:

  • Collaborating on grant writing
  • Creating a publication or website for use by local communities
  • Planning GIS and visualization products 
  • Facilitating meetings
  • Providing survey and evaluation assistance

Upcoming events

Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Reserve
Chesapeake and Coastal Service
Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave., E-2
Annapolis MD 21401

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