Wetlands Preservation

There is an enormous amount of scientific and regulatory information about wetlands that is available from the internet or a trip to your local bookstore or library. The purpose of this section of our website is to provide general information relevant to our specific projects and programs. Please send us your additions to this resource list and let us know what you like about your recommendation.

Chesapeake Bay ~ General:

Three excellent guides for studying the flora and fauna of the Chesapeake Bay:

  • White, Christopher P. Chesapeake Bay A Field Guide. Centreville: Tidewater Publishers, 2003 (Original publication 1989)
  • Lippson, Alice and Robert Lippson. Life in the Chesapeake Bay. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006 (Original publication 1984)
  • Sipple, William S. Days Afield: Exploring Wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay Region. Baltimore: Gateway Press Inc., 1999

Waterman Ecotourism Training Project:

  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize ~ Warner, William W. Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay. New York: Back Bay Books, 1994 (Original publication 1976)
  • Check out the website for the upcoming new movie “Chesapeake”, starring Academy Award Winning actor Keith Carradine and written and directed by Eric Hurt.

The catalyst for me was the Chesapeake Bay’s watermen culture,” says Hurt. “When I hear their stories and see the integrity and dedication the watermen bring to their lives and work, I am inspired to build and tell a story like this one, and to create a genuine setting where these fictional characters live.”

Port Royal King Street Project:

  • Official website for the Port Royal Historic Society: Historic Port Royal, Inc.
  • Fall, Ralph E. Hidden Village: Port Royal, Virginia 1744 – 1981. Available from the Port Royal Historic Society , Hidden Village is of particular interest to genealogists, historians, and anyone involved in historic preservation. The 430 page volume was re-published by the Historic Society in 2000.