WC Focuses Funds on Waterfowl Education

This year, WC has chosen two conservation education programs on Delmarva as the focus of its 2018 Community in Conservation Match Campaign, running through Dec. 31. Webp.net-resizeimage (1)“We are excited to offer a dollar for dollar match, up to $5,000, for two great ways to connect students with waterfowl issues,” says Executive Director Margaret Enloe. “If we reach our goal, our community will help fully fund the two waterfowl-related programs – one for graduate students and a second for Talbot County kindergartners. Learn more and Become a 2018 Waterfowl Hero with your donation here! >> 

2018 Mini-Grant Program Open – Accepting Initial Inquiries

CommConservBoxOur “Community in Conservation” small grant program is now open for business for 2018!  Does your organization have an initiative or project that makes connections between communities and either environmental education, waterfowl or wetland science, and/or restoration activities that benefit waterfowl?  This funding program might be for you.  Learn more about past awardees, the program and how to apply >>

Clean Up at Bay Street Ponds

Kick off Earth Day weekend by joining Waterfowl Chesapeake at our Clean Stream Project at the Bay Street Ponds! Home to the Retriever and Fly Fishing Demonstrations during the Festival, several Easton residents enjoy the spot throughout the year.

To keep it welcoming for feathered friends and otherwise, we’ll be partnering with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for a Project Stream Clean for Clean Up on the morning of Saturday, April 21st from 9am-12noon.

Register here to volunteer- be sure to pick “Waterfowl Chesapeake’s Bay Street Pond Clean Up” from the drop down. Let us know that you can make it so we have a count of number of gloves and bags to be provide- as well as coffee and festive treats!

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WC Partners Up for “Birds & Birding on the Shore” Class

5157817815_08c7e8340e_bIf you’re interested in getting into ‘birding’ and outside this fall, former WC Board Member and avid birder Dr. Wayne Bell is the man to give you a wonderful start and a rich experience. WC is thrilled to be partnering with the Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to engage more people in the world of our Eastern Shore birds, including fall waterfowl as the return to our area.  For more information on the 5-week class that includes several field experiences trips, too, check out ALL’s fall catalog, now online!  Class starts September 18.  You do not have to be an ALL member to register.

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>>