DC on the Half Shell

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Kate Cwiek, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

5:30-9:00 p.m.
Dock 5 at Union Market   (Map)
1309 5th Street, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002

Thank you to all our sponsors, guests, volunteers, and vendors who made the 2020 DC on the Half Shell such a memorable celebration. Together we celebrated Mars and the Mars family, enjoyed some of the Bay’s finest oysters, and raised more than $600,000 for Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s education and restoration efforts!

On behalf of Mars and the Mars Family, Frank and Susan Mars accepted the 2020 CBF Conservationist of the Year Award. Their bold commitment of $1 billion to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, three pillar-plan to achieve sustainability in one generation, deforestation-free policies, and long-standing commitment to restore the Chesapeake Bay distinguish them as true leaders in the industry. This dedication to corporate responsibility focuses on supporting a healthy planet, empowering people, and nourishing well-being.

By supporting DC on the Half Shell and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, you are helping to accomplish amazing feats like bringing back one of the Chesapeake Bay’s most critical natural filters: the oyster. With the vital funding DC on the Half Shell raised this year—and with you by our side—we can finish the job.

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2020 DC on the Half Shell Photo Gallery

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The 2020 State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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