DC on the Half Shell

DC on the Half Shell header with 2019 logo

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

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2019 Event Recap

What a night! Our fourth annualDC on the Half Shell was a smashing success. Thank you to our generous sponsors, host Committee, and honorary committee, as well as all our guests for your support. More than 500 guests joined us to celebrate the Chesapeake Bay and honor Kaiser Permanente's commitment to environmental stewardship and healthy communities. See below for photos from the event.

The 2019 DC on the Half Shell raised more than $600,000 of vital funding that will help restore and protect our Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Thanks to your support, this year CBF will:

  • Plant 30 million juvenile oysters on sanctuary reefs in Maryland and Virginia—once mature, each will filter up to 50 gallons of water a day!
  • Inspire over 35,000 students and teachers through CBF’s award-winning environmental education programs.
  • Advocate for science-based management of the Bay's fisheries, including oysters, menhaden, and blue crabs.
  • Plant more than 20,000 trees across the watershed.

All 10,400 oyster shells shucked at the event were brought back to CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center to be seeded with baby oysters and returned to sanctuary reefs in the Bay.

The health of the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population is critical for a restored Bay. In an exciting effort with a broad array of partners, CBF has set a collective goal of 10 billion new oysters in the Bay by 2025. Learn more about the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance.


2019 DC on the Half Shell Photo Album

DC on the Half Shell

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The 2018 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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