Four Ways to Celebrate the Bay

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Nesting osprey families are common scenes around the Bay in spring.

Kayla Mariner

The locusts are blooming, the osprey are cheeping, and the calendars are filling up! Don’t miss these fun ways to celebrate the Bay.

That’s right—it’s time to celebrate! Now that the sunny and warm weather is (hopefully) here to stay, it is time to appreciate and take advantage of all the Bay has to offer. Here are four ways to celebrate the Bay in the next four weeks:

  1. Clean the Bay Day! On June 3, join us all across Virginia as thousands of volunteers pick up trash and clean up the local rivers, streams, and Bay they love. The three-hour event is a small amount of your time that really helps the Chesapeake and all who call it home. Take a look at our website for the locations, registration, and other details. Can’t make it on the 3rd? Join us for Clean the Bay Your Way—the DIY portion of this annual event. From June 4-10, you can conduct your own cleanup effort all across the watershed on smaller sites like your private property, school, workplace, or anywhere else you have permission. Sign up today!
  2. Bands in the Sand! Who doesn’t love some live music, local food, and good drinks on the beach? Come out on Saturday, June 10, for the party of the summer that benefits our education and restoration efforts. Buy yourself a ticket and give a cheers to the Bay with your friends and family.
  3. Eat your veggies! Our sustainable and regenerative Clagett Farm bursts with life every spring with some of the freshest fruits and vegetables around. Learn more about our farm and how you can get your hands on these delicious foods by joining our CSA. Even if eating vegetables really isn't your thing, come out during one of our Farm Volunteer Days to help with planting and harvesting!
  4. Become a bird nerd! Want to live in a bird nest for the season? Welllll... we have the next best thing: a live Bay cam! As the Chesapeake Bay is home to the highest concentration of ospreys in the world, it is only fitting that we have a camera to get a daily dose of these quintessential Chesapeake birds. Keep it on at all times for live action or if you lack that much patience, check out the video highlights.

Kate Gregory

Communications Intern, CBF

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