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Explore the Estuary -Adult Learning Series

Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve

Please join MCBP for an adventure around the Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve. On the first Saturday in June, we will meet at Ayers Creek Adventures to take a paddle up Ayers Creek to the Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve. At the preserve,  we will embark on a short hike around the newly created trails. This will be the first

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Journey Up the Coast

Journey Up the Coast Registration Open! The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (Center) are excited to offer the third annual “Journey Up the Coast: An In-Person Exploration of the Inland and Coastal Bays” for children ages 6-12! This unique education program will include a series of fun,

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Community Beach Clean Up

Downtown Ocean City

Come out for a Community Beach Clean up on Tuesday, August 1 from 8-10 am in downtown Ocean City. We will be working to pick up trash on the beach, boardwalk, and surrounding streets. Check in and pick up for materials will be on 4th Street and the boards. There will be tables set up

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Nature Meditation Experience

Come spend an hour and half with the Maryland Coastal Bays Program immersing oneself in the nature surrounding the Sinepuxent Bay. Participants will be led through a meditation series to deepen their relationship with the natural spaces around them as well as enhance their observation skills. This experience will take place on Thursday August 31st

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Marine Debris Plunder

West Ocean City Harbor

Help us plunder marine debris by land or by sea

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2022 Report Card Release

Ocean City Marlin Club 9659 Golf Course Road, Ocean City, Ocean City

Tuesday, October 24th, MCBP will be hosting the release of the Annual Report Card at the Ocean City Marlin Club beginning at 1 pm. The State of the Bays Report documents the most up-to-date status of the water quality and living resources in the Coastal Bays and highlights the management steps being taken to preserve

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Giving Tuesday

Ocean Downs Casino 10218 Racetrack Road, Berlin

Giving Tuesday, held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving,  is an international online giving event. The local campaign, known as The Shore Gives More, is hosted by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES). CFES assists nonprofits serving the Lower Shore counties with fundraising efforts by providing an online donation portal and marketing

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Discover Your Watershed

  Join the Maryland Coastal Bays Program for our final Discover Your Watershed (DYW) event of 2023! The DYW will take place on Saturday, December 2nd from 9:30 - 11:00 am at our  Showell Property. We will be removing the notorious invasive species, wisteria, from various areas around the site. This restoration site is part

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“Elevating the Nature of Living Landscapes” with special presenter Rick Darke

Please join the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and the Lower Shore Land Trust for "Elevating the Nature of Living Landscapes" with special presenter Rick Darke. Attendees will hear from Rick on the importance of landscapes being a livable outdoor space, where people can gather, relax, and explore, and how best to accomplish that goal.  

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Jenkins Point Restoration for Resilience Community Update Meeting

Maryland Coastal Bays Program will host a public meeting on the Jenkins Point Restoration Project on Monday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse Meeting Room on 100 Clubhouse Drive.   MCBP held a public meeting on the subject last May, and the Jan. 29 meeting will serve as an update, including presentation of

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MCBP Trivia Night

Come test your skills at a fun and challenging evening of trivia at Seacrets' Morley Hall! All trivia questions will be focused on Maryland and the Coastal Bays. Teams of singles, couples, and multiple people are welcome! Doors open at 5:30 and trivia will begin at 6:00 pm sharp! The best advice we can give

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Contribute Online

Become a member of the Coastal Bays Foundation and donate online securely through PayPal. Your financial contribution will go toward protecting our watershed, its habitat, and wildlife. The Maryland Coastal Bays Program Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; all donations are tax deductible.