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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.

High Noon Year's Eve

12/31/2014 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - The whole family can enjoy this day-time western-themed New Year's event at the Virginia Living Museum. Come dressed as a cowpoke. Meet Bubbles the Clown and special animal friends form the Teeny Tiny Farm, make crafts, play games and enjoy fun activities

First Day Hike: Beaver Marsh!

01/01/2015 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Ring in the New Year by breaking in your hiking boots! Join a Ranger on an invigorating two mile trek on the Beaver Marsh Trail, exploring upland forests and marshy habitats along the way. Meet at the Beaver Marsh trailhead in the Rogue's Harbor area. Don

Star Party/Laser Light Shows

01/10/2015 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Free sky observing begins at sunset Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Virginia Living Museum. Take a tour of the current night sky in the planetarium show "Virginia Skies" at 7:30 p.m. Then, the planetarium's brilliant LED laser system accompanies the music of "i

Winter Lecture Series

01/15/2015 Annapolis Maritime Museum (Annapolis,Maryland) - The Annapolis Maritime Museum's 2015 Winter Lecture Series Sessions will be held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. from January 15, 2015 through March 5, 2015. The series features a diverse range of topics and presenters. For additional information please visit the

A Turkey Point Valentine

02/14/2015 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Looking for a different way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Travel to Elk Neck State Park and enjoy a beautiful and informative two mile round-trip stroll up to the Turkey Point lighthouse. While there, share a refreshing treat of sparkling juice, chocolate

Orienteering for Beginners

03/21/2015 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Are you up for a challenge? On this spring-time journey you may find a piece of Elk Neck history or a hidden watery habitat! Meet a Ranger at the Nature Center to start this family friendly orienteering adventure. $5 per family. Call to make your reservat

Building Elk Neck

04/11/2015 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Longhouses, barns and CCC camps, oh my! Sit by the fire and listen to tales of Elk Neck's past and learn about how Elk Neck State Park was created nearly 80 years ago during the Great Depression. Call for more details and to make your reservation! Day-use

Earth Day Celebration

04/18/2015 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Come out and do your part for Earth Day! Help in various capacities in the park and afterwards enjoy a live animal program featuring some of Maryland's most common reptiles. Meet in the North East Beach Area. Call for more details.

Turkey Point Fitness

05/02/2015 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Experience the Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail like you never have before! Enjoy a moderately paced hike out to the lighthouse and then stretch out your stress with beginner-friendly yoga. Please wear exercise appropriate clothing and bring water and a yoga

National Trails Day Hike

06/06/2015 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Get a jumpstart into celebrating 'Great Outdoors Month' by joining a Ranger on National Trails Day to hike the Beaver Marsh Trail. Have your hiking shoes ready to enjoy and explore Mountain Laurel filled forests and lively marshy habitats. Meet at the Bea

Evening Paddle

06/27/2015 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Enjoy an evening paddle on the serene waters of the North East River. Discover the wonders that abound on the water as the sun sets. Meet on the North East Beach. $20 per canoe, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5

Elk River Exploration

07/19/2015 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Explore the banks of Turkey Point by paddling the Elk River. Along the way learn to identify some of the animals that call this watery habitat home. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak and $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for ju


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.

Trust Board Meeting

When: Wed Nov 12, 2014 3pm to 6pm  EST

Where: Camp Letts, 4009 Camp Letts Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037, United States
Event Status: confirmed

5K for the Bay...Part Deux

When: Sat Oct 25, 2014

Where: Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg, MD
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Register today for the first ever 5K for the Bay...Part Deux! http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.9175923/k.341D/5k_for_the_BayPart_Deux.htm

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
Event Description: http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.5457627/k.463C/Watershed_Assistance.htm

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
Event Description: You are cordially invited to join us for the... 16th Annual Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration Friday, May 30, 2014 Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Enjoy an evening on the water in Annapolis filled with fantastic fare, open bar, fresh shucked oysters, casino games, dancing, a Silent Auction and more! This event SOLD OUT last year, so don't wait, RSVP today. http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.8005675/k.8BF9/15th_Annual_Treasure_the_Chesapeake_Celebration.htm

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
Event Description: http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.5457537/k.B2A2/Living_Shorelines.htm

Environmental Education Grant Program Deadline

When: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.7634923/k.7463/Environmental_Education.htm

Outreach and Community Engagement Deadline

When: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.5457559/k.402C/Outreach_and_Community_Engagement.htm

Scholarship and Awards Program Deadline

When: Mon Dec 2, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.7956387/k.9AE2/Awards_Program.htm

No subject

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

Where: Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: November 13th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD

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
Event Description: Contact Heather Adams with questions. hadams@cbtrust.org

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
Event Description: www.rocksgiving.com

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
Event Description: The Chesapeake Bay Trust's 2nd Annual 5K for the Bay will be on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD. Check-in will begin at 7:30 am and the race will start promptly at 8:30 am. Come join us for a great time and either run or walk your way to a healthy Bay! http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.8005461/k.4B00/2nd_Annual_5K_for_the_Bay.htm

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
Event Description: This year's Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 7 to 10 p.m. Join us for an evening in Annapolis full of great food and drink, live music, casino games, a Silent Auction and more! All proceeds from the event will help support restoration and environmental education in the Chesapeake Bay watershed http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.8005675/k.8BF9/15th_Annual_Treasure_the_Chesapeake_Celebration.htm

Stormwater & Sediment Workshops

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

Where: Dundalk Renaissance Corporation, Dundalk, MD
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: To reserve your space at a workshop go to: ceds.org/audit and click Register Stormwater & Sediment Workshops at the top left column. Space is limited so register today. To discuss scheduling a free workshop in your area, contact Richard Klein at 410-654-3021 or Rklein@ceds.org. All of the workshops are held on a Saturday, beginning at 10:00 am and end by 1:00 pm. Each consists of a 45-minute presentation, 30 minutes of discussion and an hour or so evaluating actual stormwater BMPs and construction sites. The workshops are based on two CEDS publications… • Auditing Chesapeake Bay Watershed Stormwater Best Management Practices; and • EXPOSED SOIL = POLLUTION: How You Can Save 100 Feet of Chesapeake Bay Tributaries in an Hour by Halting Construction Site Mud Pollution.

Chesapeake Bay Trust Board Meeting

When: Wed Feb 13, 2013

Where: Loews
Event Status: confirmed


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