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Chesapeake BaySavers Second Annual Environmental Legislative Summit

"How will Maryland's environment fare in the Trump era - how will you be affected?"

Date: Tuesday October 17, 2017

Time: 7:30 AM Networking & Continental Breakfast, 8:00 AM Panel Discussion

Where: University of Baltimore School of Law, Moot Court Room

Join the BaySavers as we seek answers from our top environmental leaders as to the direction of environmental policy in Maryland under the Trump administration. Residents are encouraged to ask questions and voice their concerns during the discussion!

The panel will be moderated by the Bay Journal’s Rona Kobell and will focus on the pressing environmental problems facing Maryland. Don’t miss this opportunity to offer YOUR input to our government officials. Panelists include legislative environmental leaders Deputy Chief of Staff Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Delegate Kumar Barve, Senator Joan Carter Conway, Delegate Steve Lafferty,  and Lee Currey of the Maryland Department of the Environment.

Be sure to REGISTER TODAY to secure your seat at this MUST ATTEND event!

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Shells & Bells Party on the Creek


Join the Chesapeake BaySavers on Saturday December 9, 2017 for our Inaugural Shells & Bells Party on the Creek to watch the EYC Parade of Lights and celebrate the beginning of the Holiday Season!

Our event will be held at the Historic Charles Carroll House at St. Mary’s to provide a rare view of the parade. Come out and enjoy a night filled with drinks, food, entertainment, live auction, and so much more!

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Water Monitoring Initiative Along Spa Creek!

We have officially started our 2017 water monitoring initiative along Annapolis’ beautiful Spa Creek. This is a continuation of our efforts that began last year, in May of 2016.

The purpose of this initiative is to discover where there are safe swimming levels and where there are problem areas. Along with Spa Creek Conservancy, we have been working to restore the Spa Creek Watershed and this data will help prove that we are making a difference!

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Oyster Planting in Baltimore, MD

Oyster Planting in BaltimoreThis past September, 2016, the Chesapeake BaySavers volunteered with the Healthy Harbor Initiative and Chesapeake Bay Foundation in order to build over 100 oyster cages and planted over 60,000 spat-on-shell in Baltimore's Inner Harbor! This large scale oyster planting made this location Baltimore's largest oyster garden.

On Saturday, May 20th we finally planted all of oysters at Fort Carroll where harvesting is STILL illegal – thanks to our efforts to prohibit the DNR from opening up our oyster sanctuaries to harvest this past legislative session. We planted nearly 62,000 oysters that will join other oysters and benthic organisms to filter the Patapsco River, and provide habitat and food for marine life!

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The BaySavers, along with your support, were able to protect and ultimately SAVE our Bay's vital oyster population!

Commercial interests wanted to open up the Bay's oyster sanctuaries and TAKE the oysters that have been placed there with millions of YOUR taxpayer dollars.

When this was announced, the Chesapeake BaySavers went to work. WE drafted House Bill 924 to stop them. WE obtained the sponsors in the legislature. On YOUR behalf! WE had the necessary meetings to lobby the bill through and it ultimately PASSED! Ensuring the protection of our sanctuaries for another year. It could not have been done without your contributions and support!

YOU SHOULD BE PROUD! Your children and our future generations thank you!

See all of our 2017 legislative accomplishments!

Chesapeake BaySavers has officially been named a Top-Rated Nonprofit of 2016!

We appreciate all of your contributions, we couldn't have received this award without you!

Read inspiring stories about us and take a few minutes to add your own by going here.