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October 2021

Living Local Farm Visit

October 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come join Maryland Coastal Bays Program to hear from local farmers and learn about small-scale sustainable farming in our Coastal Bays watershed! Farmer Jeanne Vander Clute will give us a tour of her Splendid Earth Farm while she discusses her farming journey and shares her passion for soil health. Lower Shore Land Trust's Land Stewardship Manager Frank Deuter will also share his wisdom regarding soil health. These FREE farm visits are open to anyone, and are a great opportunity to

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November 2021

Give-A-Day for the Bays:Recycling

November 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021

Welcome to November's Give-A-Day and our topic of RECYCLING! So, what the heck does recycling even mean?! Well, in the U.S., recycling means collecting materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and remanufacturing them into new products. There are many economic and environmental benefits to recycling and November 15th specifically (America's Recycle Day) is a day dedicated to celebrating and encouraging the process. We encourage you to research the recycling guidelines for your area to be sure you

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Living Local Farm Visit

November 3, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - December 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Come join Maryland Coastal Bays Program to hear from local farmers and learn about small-scale sustainable farming in our Coastal Bays watershed! We will be journeying to Goat Plum Tree Farm to hear from Farmer Matthew Harhai. Matthew will be sharing his vast knowledge of local fungi and their ecosystem benefits. Participants will have to chance to go foraging with Matthew’s guidance and see a cooking demonstration. These FREE farm visits are open to anyone, and are a great opportunity

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Discover Your Watershed

November 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lewis Road Kayak Launch   We hope you will join us for the final installment of the 2021 Discover Your Watershed series at the Lewis Road Kayak Launch! Our program focus is Funky Flora and we will learn about a few of the interesting plants that live in our watershed through an invasive removal and hands on activity about natural dyes. The event is completely FREE and will be filled with the exploration of the beautiful restoration site. Its open

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Giving Tuesday

November 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

Giving Tuesday, held each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving,  is a 24-hour 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 for the Giving Tuesday  initiative. It is a one stop shopping portal to support our local charities during this International Event. Donations through this

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December 2021

Give-A-Day for the Bays:Eco-Living/ Smart Living Tips for Inside the Home

December 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

As temperatures turn cooler, and we find ourselves spending a bit more time inside, it is a great time to devote some energy into best at-home practices we as residents can do to help protect the Coastal Bays. Pollution prevention and water consumption are of the utmost importance for the health of our watershed.  Our local waters irrigate our fields, dilute our wastewater, grace our shorelines, provide for billions of dollars in fishing, tourism, and farming industries, and are the

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February 2022

Give A Day

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lewis Road Kayak Launch invasive species removal.

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March 2022

Discover Your Watershed

March 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, March 19 from 9:30-12 pm for MCBP’s Discover Your Watershed held at a local conservation easement called the Showell Property.

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April 2022

Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve Trail Maintenance & Planting.

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, April 13 from 2-4 pm at the Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve to conduct trail maintenance and native tree planting.

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May 2022

The Outstanding Oyster

May 6 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 pm

Please join us for an afternoon of learning about the history of oysters in our Coastal Bays, the importance of them to our watershed, and current citizen-led efforts to help understand and restore these amazing creatures. This program will take place at Archer Oyster Company in George Island Landing on Friday, May 6th from 1:30-3:00 pm. Participants will learn about oyster from MCBP staff, take a tour of Archer Oyster Company, led by owner Jess Baunhofer, and learn about the

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Bay Day

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program and Ocean Pines Association will host the third annual Bay Day on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at White Horse Park in Ocean Pines.

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Marine Debris Plunder

May 15 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
White Horse Park Boat Ramp Ocean Pines, MD 21811 United States

Help us plunder marine debris by land or by sea

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