MPT Presents Chesapeake Bay Week

April 23-29, 2017

programs_chesapeakebaybridge.jpg Now in our second decade of Chesapeake Bay Week, Maryland Public Television captures the beautiful but also pushes the provocative with a program aimed at challenging the status quo in Chesapeake Bay Restoration by asking the question: Is the Chesapeake Bay really getting better?

The Chesapeake Bay–the nation's largest estuary–got its name from Chesepiooc, an Algonquian word referring to a village "at a big river." It was described by H.L. Mencken, the sage of Baltimore, as "an immense protein factory."

As such an important part of our state's history and its identity, Maryland Public Television (MPT) celebrates this important natural resource and highlights its most critical issues during its annual Chesapeake Bay Week.