Upcoming Events on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Click here to register Choptank Clean-up at Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park (Trappe, MD)
Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Registration required
Help CBF take out the trash! Join us at Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park to help make the Choptank River cleaner and safer. This is a family friendly event, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups are welcome! Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and bring sunscreen and water.

Project organized by Chesapeake Bay Foundation for Maryland Governor's Day of Service and the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup.

 


 

Click here to register Canoe Trip on the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Church Creek, MD)
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Registration required
Come paddle with us on September 24, 2016 on Beaverdam Creek in Dorchester County, Maryland.

We will put in our canoes on Beaverdam Creek, and from there explore the waters surrounding Taylors Island Wildlife Management Area and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. This area is a prime example of a healthy tidal Eastern Shore waterway, replete with large expanses of tidal marsh and pine forests. The wildlife is dominated by various species of bird life, including nesting bald eagles, ospreys, herons, and ducks. The paddle is comfortable and peaceful, offering up close views of herons fishing in the shallows and ducks nesting in the many trees along the banks.

This trip will be led by CBF educator, Bart Jaeger. The group will meet at the public boat launch on Smithville Road in Church Creek, Maryland, near Taylors Island. Paddle instruction will be offered for those who are first-time paddlers. All canoes and paddling equipment will be provided (note: unfortunately, due to insurance limitations, we cannot allow participants to bring their own boats or life jackets). Children ages 10 and up are welcome to register, but must be accompanied by an adult. This is a paddle for people of all skill levels.

 


 

Click here to register Eastern Shore Best Management Practice (BMP) Inspection, Maintenance, and Retrofit Workshop (Chestertown, MD)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Washington College, Hodson Hall, Hynson Lounge, Chestertown, MD

Registration Required
Registration deadline: September 30

To help meet local and regional water quality goals, Best Management Practices (BMPs) that slow and filter polluted runoff must perform to specifications over time. Whether it's through proper inspection and maintenance of BMPs or the decision to retrofit rather than maintain a facility, high-quality management of stormwater systems is a key to restoring waterways to health.

This workshop, facilitated by expert trainers with the Chesapeake Stormwater Network, provides local government managers and field operators with instruction in BMP inspection, maintenance, and facility failure decision-making. Participants will increase their knowledge of effectively treating polluted runoff while complying with local, state and federal stormwater management expectations. Networking with colleagues in neighboring Eastern Shore communities enhances opportunities to learn about locally relevant problems and solutions.

The fee for participation is $20 which includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch. For more information, contact Alan Girard at agirard@cbf.org or 410-543-1999.

 


 

Save the Bay Brunch (Trappe, MD)

This event has been cancelled.  

 


  

Click here to register Eastern Shore Best Management Practice (BMP) Inspection, Maintenance, and Retrofit Workshop (Cambridge, MD)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Edward E. Watkins Public Safety Complex, 2nd Floor, 8 Washington Street, Cambridge, MD

Registration Required
Registration deadline: September 30

To help meet local and regional water quality goals, Best Management Practices (BMPs) that slow and filter polluted runoff must perform to specifications over time. Whether it's through proper inspection and maintenance of BMPs or the decision to retrofit rather than maintain a facility, high-quality management of stormwater systems is a key to restoring waterways to health.

This workshop, facilitated by expert trainers with the Chesapeake Stormwater Network, provides local government managers and field operators with instruction in BMP inspection, maintenance, and facility failure decision-making. Participants will increase their knowledge of effectively treating polluted runoff while complying with local, state and federal stormwater management expectations. Networking with colleagues in neighboring Eastern Shore communities enhances opportunities to learn about locally relevant problems and solutions.

The fee for participation is $20 which includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch. For more information, contact Alan Girard at agirard@cbf.org or 410-543-1999.

 

 


 

Click here to register Oyster Aquaculture Forum 
Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Registration required

What is oyster aquaculture? What does it mean for our Shore communities? Will it help us Save the Bay? Find out from the policy experts, scientists, watermen, and oyster farmers themselves during this panel discussion. CBF Fisheries Director Bill Goldsborough will moderate and questions will be taken from the audience.

Contact Hilary Gibson at hgibson@cbf.org or 410-543-1999 for more information.

Registration deadline:  3:00 p.m. November 3rd

 


 

 For information on events on Maryland's western shore visit http://www.cbf.org/events/other/md/restoration-events

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