Event Spotlight

Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week 2019


Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week was started by the Chesapeake Bay Commission in 2017 as a joint effort between Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. It is a week to raise awareness of the Chesapeake Bay to the region and the United States. Each day has a different theme to promote the many different people that help to keep the Bay beautiful, history alive, and ensure its going to be around for generations to come.

We have taken each of the day’s themes and put our own spin on them to highlight some of places that you can go to find your chesapeake based on the day’s theme. Follow the day by day and let us know how you are celebrating Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week!

June 1 - Historical Farms

Go back in time and visit farms with strong historical significant pasts.

June 2 - Watermen History

Learn about the history and culture of Watermen and how it survives today.

June 3 - Little known Chesapeake Gateways

Visit some of the off the beaten path places around the Chesapeake.

June 4 - Nonprofit Chesapeake Gateways

Learn about and visit some of our closest Chesapeake partners!

June 5 - Local Parks

Visit some of the smaller, locally run parks in the Chesapeake.

June 6 - Water Trails

Take a look at one of our NEW paddle websites. Select one of the itineraries, grab your kayak and life vest and get out on the water!

June 7 - Military History

Follow the path of the Star Spangled Banner Trail and the War of 1812. Visit some of the most important places of the war and learn about their significance.

June 8 - All Day Recreation

Find a park near you and spend the whole day recreating. From hiking and biking, to swimming and paddling, get out there and explore.

June 9 - How do YOU Find Your Chesapeake?

Now that you have seen some of the things that the Chesapeake offers, how will you find YOUR Chesapeake? Share with us what it is that you love about the Bay.

We would love to see your pictures and learn about how you celebrated Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week! Tag us on social media using #FindYourChesapeake.

Kelsey Everett

Kelsey is the Digital Resouces Coordinator working with both the Chesapeake Conservancy and the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office. Previously, Kelsey held a Chesapeake Conservation Corps internship with the National Park Service. She is a graduate of University of Maryland, Baltimore County and holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Geography.

May 28, 2019

Main image: Kelsey Everett / Chesapeake Conservancy
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