On September 28 and October 19, CBF will hold two paddles through the marshes of Maryland's Kings Creek, a tributary of the mighty Choptank. With beautiful Eastern Shore scenery and autumn bird watching, these paddles offer an excellent opportunity to enjoy being out on the water during what is often thought of as the most beautiful season of the year.
These are also opportunities to learn more about our work, including defending and implementing the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the science-based, multi-state plan to restore the Bay by 2025. The Blueprint incorporates the best science that we have available and provides a plan for each state within the six-state watershed to reduce the amount of pollution flowing into the Bay. But most importantly it provides a way for each person in the community to get involved with the effort to restore our shared national treasure.
There are many things that we can do as individuals to save the Bay. We can plant native plants in our gardens, participate in stream clean ups, and encourage our legislators to make Bay-friendly decisions. We can also continue to enjoy the incredible environment that surrounds us by joining us for a canoe paddle for instance! The Bay is a part of the heritage of the Eastern Shore, and if we connect with and experience it, we will be motivated to preserve it.
--Bess Trout, CBF's Eastern Shore Grassroots Field Specialist