About

Preserve the coastal estuary that includes Ocean City and Assateague Island National Seashore

The Coastal Bays Program is a non-profit organization that is part of the EPA's National Estuary Program. We direct development away from sensitive areas, restore and protect wildlife habitat and have spent millions to improve water quality in the bays behind Ocean City and Assateague. We have an extensive public education program which includes significant outreach to underprivileged communities.

1. Water quality protection

2. Wetland and forest restoration

3. Habitat protection