Why Waterfowl? For the love . . .

duck kissMake a gift to our spring Waterfowl Annual Fund campaign! Whether you are a conservationist, a collector, an artist, a volunteer, a hunter or a lover of our region, we know nature is your muse. And we are working for you and for the waterfowl and wetlands that make Delmarva and the Chesapeake Bay region unique. Thank you for your love of waterfowl and your support!

Success! Meet our new Waterfowl Staff

We’ve been busy last month finding exactly the right folks for two new positions and we’re happy to say we’ve done it!  Leslie Milby and Heather Grant here to support our volunteers in creating a great 2017 Waterfowl Festival and to get the word out to new visitors!

MilbyLeslie Milby of Cordova comes on board as WC’s new Festival and Events Manager. Milby will be coordinating and managing the annual Waterfowl Festival and helping with new events as Waterfowl Chesapeake works to expand its community and conservation outreach.

As part of a family who goose hunts together even before presents on Christmas morning, Milby is excited to be a part of an organization focused on preserving both the land and traditions of the Eastern Shore. As a Waterfowl Festival-goer for many years, she’s excited about seeing how all the work and volunteer committees bring all “nooks and crannies” together to orchestrate this big-time, small-town event. Continue reading

Our 2016 Festival – Funding for Waterfowl & Wetlands

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 >>
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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. 

WC Gives $17,500 to Pickering Creek

Giving $17,500 to Pickering Creek for Wetlands!

Giving $17,500 to Pickering Creek for Wetlands!

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 >>

Support for a Heron Cam on the Shore!

Photo courtesy Chesapeake Conservancy

Photo courtesy Chesapeake Conservancy

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>>