////Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative

Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative

Working together to understand the health of our waters

Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative

The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative is a group of leading organizations that provide technical, programmatic, and outreach support in order to integrate volunteer-based water quality and macroinvertebrate monitoring data into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership. Currently there are many sources of data, including data collected by volunteers, local governments and NGOs, that are not being used to track Bay health. Data contribution by this network of volunteer and non-traditional sources will provide valuable information and create a comprehensive understanding of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the health of the bay, and the success of restoration efforts.


Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative envisions a Chesapeake community where all data of known quality are used to inform watershed management decisions and restoration efforts.


Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative works with diverse partners to collect and share new and existing water quality data. Through this collaboration, we aim to develop a comprehensive understanding of Chesapeake Bay Watershed health.


For more information about the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative and how to apply, please visit the CMC website!

Chesapeake Data Explorer
Application for Assistance
Monitoring Resources

The CMC was formed as a partnership between the following organizations:

Do you want to join the Chesapeake Monitoring Co-op? Please emailĀ Liz Chudoba atĀ

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Liz Chudoba Water Quality Monitoring Initiative Director, Virginia Office

Liz is the Alliance's Water Quality Monitoring Initiative Director. She manages the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative partnership, and the Alliance's RiverTrends program.

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