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July 28, 2019 – Waterfowl Building Chosen as Preservation Maryland “Six to Fix” Project
As a 2019 Six-To-Fix project, Waterfowl Chesapeake will receive in-kind technical support for our restoration efforts as well as connections to preservation experts across the state!  For more >>

November 28, 2018 – 2018 Mini-Grants Focus on Waterfowl Education & Connection
This year, WC has chosen two conservation education programs on Delmarva as the focus of its 2018 Community in Conservation Match Campaign. “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. “We raised just over $1200 during Festival weekend through the generous support of artists and Festival guests. If we reach our goal by December 31, our community will help fully fund a program for graduate students and all Talbot County kindergartners”. For more >>
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July 17, 2018 – WC Awarded $100,000 from Maryland Historical Trust
Waterfowl Chesapeake (WC) is thrilled to announce that Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) has awarded the organization $100,000 from its Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program for the renovation of the windows in the Waterfowl Building in downtown Easton. WC is one of only seven awardees from across the state.
“We are so grateful to MHT for recognizing the historic relevance of our building and its value to the community,” says Executive Director Margaret Enloe. “In the last two years as we’ve increased our rental of the Festival Hall, we’ve seen many more people and a variety of groups come through our doors.  Our hope is that the restored windows and frames will enhance the beauty of the space and encourage even more organizations to see us as a community gathering place.”  For more >>

June 21, 2018 – Waterfowl 2018 Mini-Grant Program Open for Applications
Waterfowl Chesapeake (WC) is excited to announce its second year of connecting financial resources with environmental needs across Delmarva through its “Community in Conservation” funding program. These mini-grants, supported by proceeds from Waterfowl Festival, offer non-profits and community entities the chance to receive monies for projects and initiatives at the intersection of conservation and community.  This program is unique for its three-pronged approach that recognizes that restoring waterfowl populations and wetlands means working across science, education and restoration at the community level.  For more >>

December 21, 2017 – “Community In Conservation” Match Campaign Up To $3,600 for Waterfowl Conservation
Just in time for the holiday season of giving, Waterfowl Chesapeake (WC) is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has given $3,000 towards its “Community in Conservation” Matching Campaign, initiated just before this year’s Festival weekend.  Thanks to this donor, the campaign has raised more than $3,600 to date, bringing WC closer to its goal of raising $7,500. Monies raised will match the 2017 seed funding that WC has committed for three waterfowl-related projects on Delmarva. For more >>

October 18, 2017 – Community Match Challenge Launched, 2017 Community in Conservation Grant Recipients Announced
Mid-Shore Riverkeeper Conservancy, DE Wildlands & Horn Point researcher to receive $7,500 in funding from WC’s “Community in Conservation” grant fund. Now through Festival weekend, WC is asking the community to match this “seed funding.”  For more >>

September 29, 2017 – WC Commits $20,000 to Restoration Project at Blackwater
Waterfowl Chesapeake is pleased to announce its commitment of $20,000 in 2018 matching funds to support the restoration of two parcels of land in Dorchester County and creating 25 acres of “managed freshwater emergent wetland” – a favorite habitat for migratory waterfowl coming to the Chesapeake Bay region. The land is part of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and has been planted in agricultural crops for waterfowl for many years. For more >>

June 22, 2017 – WC Launches “Community in Conservation” Small Grant Initiative
Our new funding effort is aimed at connecting financial resources with local conservation needs across Delmarva.  For more >>

May 3, 2017 – New People Bring Fresh Perspectives to Waterfowl Chesapeake and Waterfowl Festival
We welcome Leslie Milby on board as our Festival & Events Manager and Heather Grant as the 2017 Festival Marketing Manager.  For more >>

October 24, 2016 – WC Provides $17,500 for Two “Waterfowl Wetlands & People” Projects at Pickering Creek
We are thrilled to help Pickering Creek enhance their access to the 17-acre freshwater wetland and expand their education and outreach to landowners!  For more >>

April 27, 2016 – WC Supports Great Blue Heron Webcam
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.  For more >>

January 28, 2016 – WC Re-Energizes with New Leadership
Waterfowl Chesapeake is pleased to welcome Margaret Enloe as its new Executive Director. Enloe, who was announced at Waterfowl Festival last November and officially joined the organization the first of the year and is charged with working with the Board of Directors to grow the organization and define and advance the organization’s waterfowl conservation work and programs.  For more >>

– Waterfowl Chesapeake Announces Call for Projects for 2014 Project Registry Cycle – July 2014
‎- Waterfowl Chesapeake Board Member, Jerry Harris, Featured In Chesapeake Bay -Program’s “Restoration Spotlight” – March 2014
– Waterfowl Chesapeake Announces 2013-2014 Priority Projects – Dec. 2013
 Waterfowl Chesapeake Adds Floating Wetland to Bay Street Ponds – Nov. 2013
– Waterfowl Chesapeake Launches New Project Registry – Aug. 2013
– Waterfowl Chesapeake Presents… Bayou, Blues & Birds:
Tab Benoit and the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars in Concert – June 2013