A footbridge crosses Town Run just before the stream enters the Potomac River at Riverfront Park in Shepherdstown, W.Va., on Nov. 5, 2017. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program)
by Rachel Felver
November 24, 2017
In 2015, outdoor retailer REI began an effort to get folks out of the stores on Black Friday and into the outdoors. A nationwide movement to #OptOutside was born. To date, over 700 organizations and seven million people have chosen to get outside.
As the holiday season kicks off, we encourage you to get outside and experience all the Chesapeake Bay watershed has to offer.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy the Chesapeake? Let us know in the comments!
About Rachel Felver - Rachel is the Director of Communications for the Chesapeake Bay Program. She has the experience of growing up in a headwaters state - Pennsylvania - and is now living life right next to the Bay in Maryland. After obtaining her masters' in environmental policy and management from the University of Pittsburgh, she spent almost nine years with the Environmental Protection Agency before a stint with the National Aquarium. Her favorite Bay activities include paddleboarding and taking her dog swimming.