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May 2020

Discover Your Watershed – Greys Creek

May 31, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kick of spring by joining the Maryland Coastal Bays Program on Saturday, March 28 for our first 2020 Discover Your Watershed event! The Plants, Poetry, and Pollinators adventure will be held from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at Greys Creek Nature Park. This DYW event will be focused on planting, pollinator garden maintenance, and orienteering. All DYW events are free for all ages and lunch is provided! For specific location details and to RSVP, please contact Liz Wist at lwist@mdcoastalbays.org

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June 2020

Discover Your Watershed – Lizard Hill – Invasive Invasion

June 13, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Discover Your Watershed

At MCBP, we make it a priority to provide opportunities to community members and visitors of all ages to explore and expand their knowledge of our watershed’s restoration properties. Community exposure broadens public knowledge, and this knowledge helps ensure commitment to the longevity of those projects and support for future projects. This mindset inspired an education and volunteer involvement series in 2017 titled, “Discover Your Watershed”. This public series introduces participants to public and private restoration sites in the Coastal

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Earth Day Clean Up OC

June 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ocean City Town Hall, 101 3rd Street
Ocean City, MD 21842 United States
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Join us and celebrate 50 years of Earth Day by picking up trash before it goes into our beach and bays. We'll provide you with supplies and shirts while supplies last. For more information email sandis@mdcoastalbays.org.

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October 2020

Inaugural Marine Debris Plunder

October 10, 2020
promotional poster featuring the marine debris plunder event on October 10

Join us for the inaugural Marine Debris Plunder October 10th. Pre-registration is required. Data Collection Form Click Here to Register

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November 2020

Discover Your Watershed – Showell Nature Preserve – On the Prowl at Showell

November 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Discover Your Watershed

At MCBP, we make it a priority to provide opportunities to community members and visitors of all ages to explore and expand their knowledge of our watershed’s restoration properties. Community exposure broadens public knowledge, and this knowledge helps ensure commitment to the longevity of those projects and support for future projects. This mindset inspired an education and volunteer involvement series in 2017 titled, “Discover Your Watershed”. This public series introduces participants to public and private restoration sites in the Coastal

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Giving Tuesday – Online Event

November 23, 2020 - December 1, 2020

Donate now 2021 marks the 25th Anniversary for the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. Funding and events for the year will center around saving our coastal bay birds. Three species of endangered birds make the Maryland coastal bays their home:  Royal Terns, Common Terns (yep not so common anymore), and the Black Skimmers      (Photo Credit Bill Hubick) Sandy, open beaches are necessary for colonial nesting birds, as that is the habitat on which they build nests on. Unfortunately, this habitat

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December 2020

Giving Tuesday – Order Carryout and Support our Birds

December 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Partial proceeds from orders will go to Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) Get a Raffle ticket for a prize basket by donating $25 or more to ShoreGivesMore Call (410) 213-0037 and mention you are supporting Maryland Coastal Bays Program to make your order count Order through their app for a Drive-thru Mollie Order - Curbside does not apply Get a raffle ticket for a prize basket by donating $25 or more at Shore Gives More Your contribution matters - we

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January 2021

Give-A-Day for the Bays:COASTAL CALENDAR CHALLENGE

January 1 - January 31

Are you ready to get to know your Coastal Bays waterways?! As part of this month's Give-A-Day for the Coastal Bays, we are encouraging folks to explore and learn more about the Coastal Bays watershed using the new Coastal Calendar Challenge. Although this calendar can be started at any time, we hope you will give a day back to the bays this January by beginning to tackle one of the activities from the challenge. And please feel free to share photos you take by emailing lwist@mdcoastalbays.org. Good luck! Check out today's challenge

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February 2021

Give A Day to the Bays:Field Journaling Training and iNaturalist

February 1 - February 28

  Nature Journaling: Nature journaling is a priceless tool for observation, questioning, and for documenting curiosity.  At some point in our lives, we all engage in journaling. Maybe that takes the form of a diary, memory book, or simply just taking notes. When we journal, we preserve thoughts, inquires, and memories. But one of the most beneficial things to come out of journaling is the gift of slowing down. As humans, we are constantly exploring, and all that exploration starts with observation and

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March 2021

MCBP Trivia Night

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us online for a trivia night and silent auction. Register here Silent auction event here

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Discover Your Watershed

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve   Interested in exploring a nature preserve right here in Worcester County?! If the answer is "YES, of course!", then come out and join us for the 1st installment of the 2021 Discover Your Watershed series at Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve! Our program focus is Travel and Trails. We will be working on the one-mile loop trail, in addition to learning about orienteering and native plants. The day is a completely FREE event and will be

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April 2021

Give-A-Day for the Bays:Bay Beautifications

April 1 - April 30

  This springtime! Time to celebrate native plants and native plant sales! Put a plant in your yard or in a flowerpot outside to pollinate. Nature can use all the help it can get! One of the best resources for celebrating native plants is the University of Maryland Extension The University of Maryland Extension is a great resource to get you started. It is a statewide, non-formal education system within the college of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University

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