The largest estuary in the Nation.
Great Blue Heron • Ardea herodias
The Susquehanna, Potomac, Rappahannock, York and James Rivers are the five largest rivers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. There are also more than 100,000 streams, creeks, and rivers that thread through the watershed. Everyday these rivers and tributaries send about 51 billion gallons of fresh water into the Chesapeake Bay. Clean-up efforts that stabilize and restore rivers and streams are necessary to protect the diverse population of animals that live in these habitats.
Our River’s Edge coffee blend promotes the importance of river restoration efforts that protect sensitive habitats. A portion of the sales from this coffee is allocated to our H2O Initiative giveback fund.