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We know there is a lot of uncertainty and upheaval in our world right now. We also know how much the parks in the Chesapeake Bay watershed mean to you and how they can be a place of discovery and comfort and hope for us all. We hope that our updated virtual Trips & Tips newsletters will help bring the parks to you while we all do our part to keep ourselves, our families, and communities healthy and…Read More
Former Maryland State Senator, Bernie Fowler, is one of the Chesapeake Bay’s greatest heroes and champions. Fowler served, in various capacities, as a member of the Calvert County Board of Education, a Calvert County Commissioner, and as a State Senator. In these positions, Fowler was a champion for the health and environmental quality of both the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Beginning in 1988, Fowler hosted the first Patuxent River…Read More
Shellfish aquaculture biologist Imani Black is the founder and president of Minorities in Aquaculture, a nonprofit that seeks to create a more diverse aquaculture industry by educating minority women on the restoration and sustainability efforts that aquaculture provides for our local and global seafood industries.
I’m from Chestertown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I went to Queen Anne’s County High School and then went to Old Dominion…Read More
Start your new year off on the right foot, participate in the growing trend known as first day hikes!
First Day Hikes is a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks, a non-profit under the name of the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD). The mission of this Association is “to promote and advance the state park systems of America for their own significance.” Get a jumpstart on the new year and take part in this…Read More
Deanna Mitchell is the current superintendent of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. A native of Maryland, she has been dedicated to ensuring that the rich history of the Eastern Shore is not forgotten, and that the African American heritage of the region is not only recorded, but also cherished.
At this time,…Read More
Potomac State Forest in Garrett County, Maryland seems to have something for almost every outdoor enthusiast: hikers, campers, anglers, archers, mountain bikers, hunters, geocachers, snowmobilers, wildlife enthusiasts, off-road vehicle (ORV) riders, and whitewater kayakers. The class IV rapids of the North Branch of the Potomac River are only for the experienced, well-seasoned paddler, but the rest of us can appreciate the rugged topography that creates these whitewater conditions from a…Read More
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