The Chesapeake BaySavers hope to encourage a diverse population of Maryland residents to become stewards of a healthy Chesapeake Bay. We work with lawmakers, government officials, citizens and advisory scientist groups to develop effective solutions to the multi-faceted problems we face in ensuring the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
On Monday, October 17, 2016, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, along with Doug Gansler, Benjamin Grumbles, Stephen Lafferty, and other distinguished speakers met in order to confer on how to save the Chesapeake Bay in a University of Baltimore Law Review Symposium.
Chesapeake BaySavers along with the Law Offices of Evan K. Thalenberg, P.A. sponsored this incredible event!
On Saturday, September 24th 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.
In nine months these oysters will be large enough to be planted in the protected oyster sanctuary by Fort Carroll where harvesting is illegal. They will join other oysters and benthic organisms to filter the Patapsco River, and provide habitat and food for marine life.
We appreciate all of your contributions, we couldn't have received this award without you!
We are so excited to announce that the Chesapeake BaySavers has invested $5,000 to sponsor the Annapolis Maritime Museums ‘Chesapeake Champions’ program for the 2016-2017 school year. The program will be offered to all second-grade students who attend Eastport Elementary School. Through environmental education and interactive activities, the program will educate students about their local environment and connection to it, with a focus on the Chesapeake Bay.
Educating our youth on how their everyday actions can help protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay is a crucial step in creating a healthier environment!Read more about our partnership here.
A few weeks ago, the Chesapeake BaySavers began monitoring the quality of water at different locations along Spa Creek. We are doing this in order to find the problem areas along the creek and how we can fix them. We are partnering with different locals in the area to get this done in order to achieve our overall goal to restore the Chesapeake Bay!
This year we have partnered with North County High School to mentor two students in their STEM Community Engagement Program. The purpose of this program is to give these students real world experience through working with local nonprofits on projects that we designed for them catered to their interests.
Our first project for the students is for them to use their computer and design skills to revamp our website so stay tuned for a new look in the next few months!