Pre-registration is required for most events. Space is limited in some cases, so don't delay. For more information about CBF's work in Baltimore, contact Terry Cummings, Baltimore Initiative Director, at 410-268-8816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
This year we are moving uptown to the Eubie Blake Cultural Center at 847 North Howard Street, along antique row. With trash ubiquitous in the City's streets and waters, the focus of this year’s meeting is the trash epidemic, its connection to clean water, and some potential solutions. Special guest Julie Lawson, Executive Director of Trash Free Maryland, will talk about current efforts to reduce trash and waste through social marketing, good policy, and more. An added bonus: a black and white photo exhibit from three generations of Phillips depicting Baltimore from the 1940s to 60s. And, of course, good food, beverages, and music. Space is limited, so please don't hesitate to register.
Bay Discovery Trips
Monday, May 16, 2016
Cruise the Inner Harbor aboard CBF's 46-foot workboat, Snow Goose, as we explore the complex and fascinating interrelationships between the urban environment and the Bay's natural ecosystem. CBF staff will demonstrate the importance of this port as an economic lifeline for the state of Maryland, and help participants appreciate the life cycles and needs of the thousands of birds, fish, crabs, oysters, and other organisms which share these waters.
The fee to attend is $15 for CBF members, $20 for non-members. Children ages 10 and over are welcome when accompanied by an adult.
Various trips run May through August. Check our Bay Discovery Trip page for details.
Our nautical expeditions aren't limited to Baltimore. If you're up for a little traveling, range a bit further with CBF as we explore the Bay and the Eastern Shore. Gain a better understanding of our native oyster while enjoying the breeze aboard our skipjack, Stanley Norman, with trips out of Annapolis. Prefer fishing? We'll set out from Meredith Creek, also in Annapolis. Just bring your enthusiasm and we'll bring the gear and licenses. If you're up for a trek and enjoy the quiet of nature, you'll love our canoe trips on the Blackwater River in Dorchester County.
Our nearby waterways offer a host of enlightening and enjoyable opportunities. We hope you'll join us.
West Baltimore Lot Renovation & Grand Opening
Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:00 a.m. Volunteer Planting
1:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
Renovations to the lot at 2328 Riggs Avenue in West Baltimore are almost complete. A project nearly two years in the making will come to fruition on Saturday, May 14th with the final planting of perennials followed by an open ceremony. Everyone is welcome to join the fun and help finish the planting, be inspired by our community leaders, and eat some hotdogs, potato salad, strawberries and watermelon.
The planting will start at 9:00 am. Please wear work clothes, gloves, and sturdy shoes. Bring a trowel if you have one. A hat and sunscreen are always a good idea. The opening ceremony will begin at 1:00 followed by food and festivities.
Please bring lunch and a water bottle, and wear appropriate footgear. We will have a limited number of tools and work gloves available, but if you have your own we recommend you bring them.
Project sponsors include the City of Baltimore, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Partnerships include 1st Impressions, Biohabitats, Bridgeview/Greenlawn Community Assicoation, Civic Works, Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, Holy Trinity Church, James Mosher Little League Baseball team, Mosher Elementary School, and WGL Energy.
First Annual Baltimore Floatilla for a Healthy Harbor
Saturday, June 11, 2016
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Join us and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore for a Healthy Harbor paddle and rally to support the environmental restoration of this ecosystem and show that we value the health of our city, our harbor, our Bay, and our streams. The messages of this rally are:
- "We're In It to Swim It"—our ultimate goal is for the Baltimore Harbor to be safe for swimming.
- "Get the Poop to the Plant"—Baltimore City discharges millions of gallons of sewage into City streams every year and we are calling on the City to stop this practice and make the necessary infrastructure repairs so that sewage ends up at a treatment plant and not in our streams.
- "Fix the Pipes"—Baltimore's aging stormwater and sewer infrastructure results in millions of gallons of pollution entering the Harbor each year.
This paddle for clean water and a healthy harbor is for experienced paddlers who can paddle at least five miles. The flotilla will leave the Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston Ave., at 8:00 a.m., paddle to the Science Museum for the rally, and then return to the park where food and music will be served.
You must pre-register at BaltimoreFloatilla.com to reserve a canoe or reserve a space (if you are bringing your own). CBF will provide a limited number of canoes for the event and you will be sharing a canoe, so registering in pairs is recommended. If you have one, bring your own canoe, kayak or paddleboard and join the floatilla but space is limited to 200 paddlers so don’t wait to register. Cost is $10 per person.
For more information, visit HealthyHarbor.org and BaltimoreFloatilla.com.