University of Maryland Extension is a statewide, informal educational system, sponsored jointly by the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We strive to educate citizens and help them to apply practical, research-based knowledge to critical issues facing individuals, families, communities, the State and the world. County Extension offices are located in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and in Baltimore City.
The Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc. (CRC) is a non-profit corporation chartered by the State of Maryland. It is an association of six institutions, each with a long-standing involvement in research on problems affecting the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.Â The Chesapeake Research Consortium supports scientific and technical activities (including research) in the tidal Chesapeake Bay, its drainage basin and adjoining airshed, as well as adjacent offshore waters of the Middle Atlantic Bight. Recognizing that processes acting in Earth systems far from the Bay also affect it, its environment and resources, CRC may also support appropriate projects far beyond the traditional Bay boundaries.