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Find a fun and exciting Bay-related event to attend with this list of upcoming events happening across the Chesapeake watershed. Events range from nature workshops for children and families to bird walks to restoration activities like trash clean-ups and invasive plant removals.

The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - a system of over 170 of the Chesapeake Bay's special places. Chesapeake Bay Gateways are the places to experience, first-hand, Chesapeake life and culture. Gateways are the Bay's hidden treasures - each communicating a unique relationship and story of the Chesapeake. Gateways are parks, wildlife refuges, maritime museums, historic sites and water trails. They are places you can go to explore, enjoy, relax, learn or simply renew your spirit. The events below are from the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network calendar - see indivdual sites for additional details.

National Aquarium Fort McHenry Field Day

10/25/2014 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (Baltimore,Maryland) - Give a day for the Bay! Join the Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) for a debris cleanup and other activities at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Data collected from this event will contribute to the larger International Coastal Cleanup

Sail on the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester

10/25/2014 Nathan of Dorchester (Cambridge,Maryland) - Experience a 2-hour sail on the scenic Choptank River on the last skipjack built for oyster dredging. Watch the crew dredge for oysters with a hand dredge, and see what comes onboard. Help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary!

Sail on the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester

10/26/2014 Nathan of Dorchester (Cambridge,Maryland) - Experience a one hour sail on the scenic Choptank River on the last skipjack built for oyster dredging. Conditions permitting, watch the crew dredge for oysters with a hand dredge, and see what comes onboard. Help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary!

Beyond the Edge of the Sea

11/01/2014 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Explore the diversity of life deep in the ocean's wilderness in "Beyond the Edge of the Sea." The exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum highlights work by scientific illustrator Karen Jacobsen, who accompanied Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover on many expeditions t

Hide Tanning Workshop

11/01/2014 Historic St. Mary's City (St. Mary's City,Maryland) - Deer hunting season has begun; learn what you can do with the hide. Historic St. Mary's City is hosting a Hide Tanning Workshop on Saturday, November 1; from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Discover how to tan deer skin in the same manner as the Native People of M

Frogs and Friends

11/08/2014 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Enjoy a day filled with amphibian-related exhibits, activities and programs at the Virginia Living Museum. Learn ways to help the frogs and friends around you. See several rare and exotic amphibians including: Poison Dart Frogs, Australian Green Treefrog,

Thank a Veteran

11/08/2014 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Do you know someone who has served or is currently serving for our country? Meet at the Nature Center and create your own special 'thank you' to our troops. Call to make your reservation today!

Star Party/Laser Light Shows

11/08/2014 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Free sky observing (weather permitting) begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. Take a tour of the current night sky in the planetarium show "Virginia Skies" at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the state-of-the-art system that splashes brilliant high-color LED las

Awww Shucks! Oyster Roast

11/15/2014 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Oysters and chowder and shrimp, oh boy! It's the Virginia Living Museum's third annual Oyster Roast. Enjoy fresh local oysters from the Rappahannock, plus all-you-can-eat seafood: oysters, shrimp, fish and hush puppies prepared by the Mathews Lions Club.

Hubble Space Telescope: What Comes Next

11/18/2014 Virginia Living Museum's Wason Education Center (Newport News,Virginia) - The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized astronomy in the past quarter century. Dr. Heidi Hammel has had a front-row seat as one of the lead astronomers using Hubble for planetary studies. In this public lecture at the Virginia Living Museum suitable

Constellation Exploration

11/22/2014 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Explore the stars and constellations of a November night sky. Fun for the entire family! Take a journey with games, stories, and good old sky gazing with the naturalist. Call to make your reservations today! $3 per person or $10 for a family of four.

Turkey Pardoning/Food Drive

11/26/2014 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - For the fifth year, the Virginia Living Museum will celebrate the long and healthy life of its wild turkeys during the annual Turkey Pardoning. Enjoy exhibits and activities about wild turkeys and attend the brief ceremony at 11 a.m. when Newport News May


Bay Journal is published by Chesapeake Media Service to inform the public about issues and events that affect the Chesapeake Bay. With a print circulation of 50,000, the Bay Journal is published monthly except for midsummer and midwinter and is distributed free of charge. The events below are from the Bay Journal calendar - see indivdual sites for additional details.


The Chesapeake Bay Trust believes that a heightened ethic of individual and community stewardship is essential to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay. The Trust's goal is to increase stewardship through grant programs, special initiatives, and partnerships that support environmental education, on-the-ground restoration, and community engagement activities. The events below are from the Chesapeake Bay Trust calendar - see indivdual sites for additional details.

5K for the Bay...Part Deux

When: Sat Oct 25, 2014

Where: Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg, MD
Event Status: confirmed

Chesapeake Bay Trust Board Meeting

When: Fri Sep 12, 2014

Where: Osprey Point conference center in Royal Oak, MD
Event Status: confirmed

Watershed Assistance Grant Deadline

When: Fri Sep 5, 2014 5pm to 5pm  EDT

Event Status: confirmed

Treasure the Chesapeake

When: Fri May 30, 2014 7pm to Fri May 30, 2014 10:30pm  EDT

Where: Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD, United States
Event Status: confirmed

5K for the Bay

When: Sat Mar 29, 2014 8am to 11:30am  EDT

Event Status: confirmed

Legislative Reception and Awards Progam

When: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:30pm to Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:30pm  EST

Where: Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis, MD
Event Status: confirmed

Living Shorelines Grant Program Deadline

When: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed

Environmental Education Grant Program Deadline

When: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed

Outreach and Community Engagement Deadline

When: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed

Scholarship and Awards Program Deadline

When: Mon Dec 2, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed

No subject

When: Wed Nov 13, 2013 3pm to 6pm  EST

Where: Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD
Event Status: confirmed

Environmental Education k-12 grant deadline

When: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed

Charles County Forestry Grant Deadline

When: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EDT

Event Status: confirmed

Restoration Grant Program Deadline

When: Fri Sep 6, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EDT

Event Status: confirmed

Watershed Assitance Grant Deadline

When: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EDT

Event Status: confirmed

Chesapeake Bay Trust Board Meeting

When: Wed Sep 11, 2013 2pm to 5pm  EDT

Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg, MD 20710
Event Status: confirmed

MD Seafood Festival

When: Sat Sep 7, 2013 to Sun Sep 8, 2013 

Event Status: confirmed

Rocksgiving Fishing Tournament

When: Sat Nov 16, 2013

Where: Chesapeake Harbour Marina
Event Status: confirmed

Annapolis Irish Festival

When: Fri Jul 12, 2013 to Sat Jul 13, 2013 

Event Status: confirmed

5k for the Bay

When: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:30am to 10:30am  EDT

Where: Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD
Event Status: confirmed

Chesapeake Bay Trust Board Retreat

When: Thu May 2, 2013 to Fri May 3, 2013 

Event Status: confirmed

15th Annual Treasure the Chesapeake

When: Fri May 10, 2013 7pm to Fri May 10, 2013 10pm  EDT

Where: Annapolis Marriott Waterfront
Event Status: confirmed

Stormwater & Sediment Workshops

When: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10am to 1pm  EDT

Where: Dundalk Renaissance Corporation, Dundalk, MD
Event Status: confirmed

Chesapeake Bay Trust Board Meeting

When: Wed Feb 13, 2013

Where: Loews
Event Status: confirmed

Legislative Reception

When: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:30pm to Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:30pm  EST

Where: Miller Senate Office Building
Event Status: confirmed


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