Baltimore Events

Pre-registration is required for all events. Space is limited in some cases, so don't delay. For more information about CBF's work in Baltimore, contact Terry Cummings, Baltimore Initiative Director, at 410-268-8816 or


Click to register West Baltimore Lot Renovation
Saturday, September 26, 2015 *CANCELLED
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

CBF won a design competition to renovate a vacant lot to improve stormwater controls, reduce polluted runoff, and beautify the neighborhood. Help make it yours!

September 26This event has been cancelled due to construction delays.

October 14—We need a few strong bodies to help plant up to 15 large trees on the renovated lot. Space is limited.   (Registration deadline: October 7)


Click to registerOyster Gardening
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
2:00-5:00 p.m.

Learn the fine art of oyster gardening! CBF is expanding our oyster gardening program in the harbor and looking for lots of new gardeners! Oyster gardeners care for two cages of oysters each over the winter and then join CBF to "plant" them on the Fort Carroll reef in the spring. This unusual hobby is fun, educational and helps to clean the harbor waters.

The September workshop will be held at the Downtown Sailing Center, 1425 Key Highway.

The October workshop will be at Lighthouse Point Marina, 2780 Lighthouse Point E, just east of the Safeway on Boston St. in Canton.

You do not have to live on the water or have access to a dock—the workshop sites will also serve as the over-wintering gardening sites.

A fee of $50 per gardener includes two cages with oysters, materials, a t-shirt and hat, gloves, and a cleaning brush.

Space is limited, so we will be accepting gardeners on a first-come, first-served basis with a waiting list. 

(Registration deadline for September event: September 21; for October event: October 6)


Click to register Great Baltimore Oyster Festival
Saturday, October 24, 2015
1:00-5:00 p.m.

CBF and the Waterfront Partnership/Healthy Harbor are hosting The Great Baltimore Oyster Festival at West Shore Park near the Science Center. In celebrating the mighty oysters you will be treated to five different varieties of oysters along with specialty food trucks and oyster-themed beverages. There will be oyster industry boats to tour and live music featuring High and Wide from Chestertown and the East Port Oyster Boys from Annapolis. And finally, interactive displays for kids and adults will round out events at the festival.

Please R.S.V.P. to help us estimate how many oysters we'll need.   (Please R.S.V.P. by October 21)

Did you already R.S.V.P. but still need to order your oyster plates? Tickets for a plate of three oysters for $5.00 or five plates for $20 can be purchased here or at the event.

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