Show your passion for the outdoors with a gift to the Waterfowl Annual Fund! Whether you are a conservationist, an artist, a volunteer, a hunter or a lover of our region, if you love the busy honking of geese or the rushing whir of duck wings as a flock passes overhead on a cool morning, we are working for you and for the waterfowl and wetlands that make Delmarva and the Chesapeake Bay region unique. Thank you for your support! #GivingTuesday
The 46th Annual Waterfowl Festival is coming – November 11-13! More than 18,000 visitors flock to the Shore to experience and enjoy the skills of nationwide artists, sportsman and crafters assembled for this legendary community-wide event. With everything from fine arts and carvings, retriever trials, a traders’ bazaar, kids activities, concerts, great food and more, you can’t find a better way to spend a fall weekend. A three-day General Admission ticket is only $15. For more >>
Our Premiere Night, “Where Art and Conservation Meet”, on Thursday night is also a great way to join us before the crowds for an evening of fine wines and roaming hors d’oeuvres as you meet artists and enjoy their masterpieces.
And you’ll be supporting waterfowl conservation since proceeds from the Festival support Waterfowl Chesapeake’s funding of waterfowl related initiatives, projects and programs.
October 24 – This month, we proudly announced our funding support for two projects that are part of Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s “Waterfowl, Wetlands and People” initiative. Chesapeake’s $17,500 WC grant is a perfect match for us since it will help with the creation of a wetland and meadow trail on their newly restored 17-acre freshwater wetland as well as fully funding landowner workshops.
Pickering Creek’s wetland and meadow trail project invites casual visitors to experience freshwater wetlands and the waterfowl and other wildlife in their habitat. While the second portion of funding will support landowner workshops to be presented by Pickering Creek Audubon and Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage, most likely next spring. For more >>
April 27, 2016 – Just in time for the hatching of baby herons, Waterfowl Chesapeake is pleased to announce our co-sponsorship of the Chesapeake Conservancy’s new Great Blue Heron Rookery Webcam. Located on lower Eastern Shore and offered up for this purpose by the generous private landowner, the herons are particularly interesting because they nest in colonies called ‘rookeries’. For more>>
Margaret Enloe joined WC in January 2016 as its new Executive Director. With more than 25 years experience in non-profit management and 15 years in Bay conservation and communications efforts, we’re thrilled to have her on board! For more>>