|Eastern Shore Sunset at Sandaway in Oxford, MD|
MPT Presents Chesapeake Bay Week
April 15-22, 2012
"The Chesapeake Bay–the world's largest estuary–got its name from the Powhatan Indian word, chesepiooc, which means "Great Shellfish Bays." It was described by H.L. Mencken, the sage of Baltimore, as "an immense protein factory."
It's such an important part of our state's history and its identity, which is why Maryland Public Television (MPT) celebrates this important natural resource and highlights its most critical issues during its annual Chesapeake Bay Week.
The only programming initiative of its kind in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed region, Chesapeake Bay Week is part of MPT's year-round, ongoing commitment to the bay and our environment.
At the conclusion of Chesapeake Bay Week, MPT holds a Volunteer-a-thon to give viewers a unique chance to donate volunteer hours to help clean up the bay."
Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay
Exploration of how the harvesting of Menhaden from Chesapeake Bay is affecting its water quality.
Is the water in Chesapeake Bay's tributaries safe to swim in?
The Last Boat Out
Watermen in Virginia ponder staying the business of seafood harvesting.
A look at the demise of Maryland's skipjack fleet, and the men who sail them.
Secrets of the Chesapeake
Legend and lore, plus little-known stories from around the Chesapeake Bay.
The Maryland Harvest
The food-to-table movement in Maryland and its impact on restaurants, chefs, farmers and consumers.
Let Our Rivers Flow
Tom Horton narrates this journey along the Eastern Shore's Choptank River showcasing its beauty, natural diversity and challenges facing its health as an important Chesapeake Bay tributary.
Restoring the Bay: New Solutions for Old Problems
Riverkeeper Fred Kelley faces challenges to help clean up the Severn River.
A St. Michael's man gives his all to finish his labor of love: a Bugeye boat.
Blindspots: Threats to the Chesapeake
Three little-known threats to the health of the Chesapeake Bay are examined.
Growing Up on Tilghman
What it was like to grow up in the quiet waterman's community of Tilghman Island, Maryland?
Fracking: Weighing the Risks
A new original MPT documentary examining the potential environmental, economic and social impact of drilling for natural gas in Western Maryland using hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Immediately following, a studio discussion between experts and host Jeff Salkin.
Who Killed Crossastrea Virginica?
An hour-long look at the demise the of the native Chesapeake oyster.
Chesapeake Wine Country
Maryland's many wineries are featured in this tour of the state's up and coming vineyards.
Chesapeake Bay By Air
Captures the unparalleled wild beauty, history and natural serenity of the bay, all from above.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Spanning The Bay
An exciting look back at the monumental creation of the Bay Bridge and it's impact, plus a 3-D trip across the bridge!
Concert for the Chesapeake Bay
MPT teams up with WTMD radio to bring viewers and listeners sounds from some of the area's best bands with one goal in mind – to encourage fans to volunteer their time to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Simulcast on MPT and WTMD, 89.7 FM
Chesapeake Bay Week information sourced from http://www.mpt.org/