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The Great Backyard Bird Count

Heron Park 10009 Old Ocean City Blvd, Berlin, Maryland

Join Maryland Coastal Bays Program for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count at Heron Park. Each February, data collected from participants of the Great Backyard Bird Count are utilized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society to better understand global populations prior to Spring migration. MCBP’s Archer Larned and Kim Abplanalp will

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Down By the Bay

Ocean Pines Library 11107 Cathell Road, Ocean Pines, Maryland

We hope you will join Education Coordinator, Liz Wist, for a public presentation about our Coastal Bays watershed at the Ocean Pines Library. Never heard of the Coastal Bays before?! This presentation provides the perfect opportunity to learn about this dynamic, diverse system that supports abundant wildlife and a wealth of aquatic resources. Program attendees

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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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Planting Native with Doug Tallamy

Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club 11401 Country Club Drive, Berlin, Maryland

Please join the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and the Lower Shore Land Trust for "Planting Native: How to Bring Nature into your own Backyard" with special presenter Doug Tallamy. Attendees will hear from Doug on the importance of creating landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than degrade them, and how best to accomplish that goal. The

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Bay Day

White Horse Park 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Maryland

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program and Ocean Pines Association will host the fourth annual Bay Day on Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at White Horse Park in Ocean Pines.

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Jenkins Point Restoration for Resiliency Project

MCBP and the Ocean Pines Association are hosting a community meeting at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Monday, May 15th, to introduce a new restoration project designed to restore and reconnect the eroding and fragmented islands once part of the Jenkins Point peninsula to provide a nature based buffer for the Ocean Pines Yacht Club

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Annual Terrapin Survey

Every year MCBP hosts an  annual Terrapin Survey and help survey for our State reptile! Come join us!

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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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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.