February & March: Lancaster County Clean Water Initiative’s Water Quality
Series, for landscapers, public works staff, lawn care professionals,
building managers, golf course managers, home owner associations,
and nursery professionals (wholesale and retail). Topics revolve around
the ongoing maintenance of sustainable stormwater infrastructure and
include: Why does this matter? Who’s job is it anyway? What needs to
be done and when? For more information and to register, visit
March 26: Reforestation on Farms to Restore Brook Trout Habitat, Baltimore
County, 9AM-1PM. To register, contact MDRestoration@cbf.org.
March 26-April 30, Saturdays and Select Weekdays: Tree Nursery
Seedling Potting, CBF’s Clagett Farm, Upper Marlboro. Times flexible; call
April 10: Farm Reforestation Planting, CBF’s Holly Beach Farm, Annapolis,
Noon-4PM. To register, contact MDRestoration@cbf.org.
For more information about all Maryland restoration events, contact MDRestoration@cbf.org.
February 16: Blue Planet Forum: Gulf Oil Spill, Nauticus, One Waterside Drive,
Norfolk, 6:30PM-9PM. Keynote Speaker: David M. Kennedy, National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Acting Assistant
Director. RSVP at cbf.org/blueplanet or email@example.com. Admission
is free, but seating is limited.
April 30: Lafayette Riverfest, 500 Block of Mayflower Road/Colonial
Place in Norfolk, 10AM-4PM. Paddle events, hands-on learning activities, restoration info, music, food, and more to kick off Lafayette River
restoration efforts. For more information, visit www.elizabethriver.org.
May 13-15: Bikes, Bands, and the Bay, 9:30AM-11:30AM. Bay-focused
cycling festival in Mathews County with CBF and BikeWalk Virginia.
CBF’s Jess Barton will lead the 15-mile ride with historic narrative
about Mobjack Bay. Music, food, facility tour, and shopping at the
Poddery available. For details, contact Jess Barton at JBarton@cbf.org.
Dates vary: Chesapeake Classrooms summer course registration begins
January 14 online. Chesapeake Classrooms are five-day teacher professional development courses. Get your feet wet paddling, hiking, fishing,
testing water quality, and visiting people and places that connect your
school and community with your local rivers and ultimately the
Chesapeake Bay. These five-day courses will include studies about the
human impact on our streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a whole. Participants will do hands-on activities and take home
interdisciplinary activities and lessons that can be incorporated into the
school curriculum. Registration is done online at cbf.org/chesapeakeclass-rooms. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
uFor more information, visit cbf.org/events.
SHAWN RIDGLEY/CBF STAFF
Coming this spring—CBF’s annual Save the Bay photo contest!
CBF is looking for your photographs of the Chesapeake Bay
watershed. We want the good, the bad, and the ugly of our national
treasure. Enter your work in our photo
contest and you could
win one of four
ISTOCK, GRAHAM SLAUGHTER
On the Fall 2007 Save the Bay magazine cover we
featured a photograph by David Harp of the last
standing house on Holland Island. Even then its
future seemed bleak. But once upon a time,
Holland Island covered 217 acres and was
home to a thriving community with a post
office, church, school, stores, and many houses. However, in
October 2010, the last house finally fell.
u To read the full story that scooped major news outlets, read Tom Pelton’s
Bay Daily blog entry at cbf.org/Holland.