Pre-registration is required for all events.
Baltimore Harbor Boat Trip on the Snow Goose
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
5:00–7:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Inner Harbor
Tour the Harbor on CBF's 46-foot workboat, Snow Goose, and learn about the ecology of the Patapsco. During the trip we will explore the complex and fascinating interrelationships between the Harbor, the Bay and its demanding users. Troll for fish and maybe even dredge for oysters.
There is a $15.00 fee for CBF members, $20 for non-members. Seating is limited so please register early. Registration deadline: September 8
Registration for the following events will open at the end of August
Oyster Gardening Workshop
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Learn the fine art of oyster gardening! CBF is expanding its oyster gardening program in the harbor and looking for 25 new gardeners to care for two cages of oysters each over the winter and then "plant" them on a reef in the spring. This unusual hobby is fun, educational, and helps to clean the harbor waters. The workshop will be held at the Downtown Sailing Center, 1425 Key Highway. Wear grubby clothes and close-toed shoes.
There is a $50 registration fee that pays for materials, a t-shirt and hat, gloves, and cleaning brush. Space is limited, so it will be first come—first served with a waiting list. Registration deadline: October 1
Kayak Trip on Bear Creek
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Experience Bear Creek by kayak. Dundalk 's Bear Creek provides a unique experience on urban waters. Led with the help of our partner, the Canton Kayak Club, you will see the impact of suburban development on the land and water, paddle close to the infamous Sparrows Point, and hear from a local environmental group about what's being done in the area. We will launch from Inverness Park at 10:00 sharp. We will be in the creek the entire paddle. If the weather cooperates, it should be a relatively easy 5.5-mile paddle. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing.
There is a $15 registration fee. Registration deadline: October 8
Jones Falls Hike
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hike the Jones Falls Trail and Druid Hill Park. This surprising urban hike captures a variety of experiences in an easy eight-plus-mile walk. We begin at Clyburn Arboretum where you can enjoy the wealth of nature plus a new "green" Visitors Center. From there we wander south to the park, learning from two local experts about local history and the watersheds divided by the park. You will also enjoy using your "passport," a gift from our partner Baltimore Green Map. If time and constitution allow, we can circle Druid Lake or return on a different path. Druid Lake adds about a mile to the walk. The hike is considered easy with one switch-back short to navigate. Please bring lunch and water, wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
The fee for the hike is $10 and limited to 25 people of all ages. Registration deadline: October 22
CBF Baltimore Annual Meeting
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Details to still to come, but the theme will be "The Mighty Oyster and the Chesapeake Bay."