Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Conservationist of the Year Award recognizes individuals, partners, and businesses who make extraordinary efforts to restore a thriving Chesapeake Bay, with clean water and a healthy environment for all of us who call the diverse communities of the watershed home. CBF's bi-annual event, DC on the Half Shell, serves as the backdrop for award recipients to be honored and celebrated by 600+ of their friends, family, business partners, and Bay-loving peers.
Past winners include William C. Baker, Washington College, Virginia Wesleyan University, and Marriott International.
Not only is this a celebration of the honoree but a celebration of the Bay’s most critical natural filters: the oyster. CBF invites oyster farmers from across the Chesapeake to serve an assortment of the finest (and sustainable!) oysters the Bay and its rivers have to offer. In addition to our oyster stations, we offer a full buffet dinner, passed hors d'oeuvres, and dessert buffet. DC on the Half Shell is a celebration of Chesapeake Bay flavors!
This event has helped CBF expand within the D.C. community, raise awareness of the importance of oysters, and raise more than $3 million toward saving the Bay. We hope you will join us for the 2024 DC on the Half Shell!
By supporting DC on the Half Shell and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, you are helping to accomplish amazing feats like adding millions of baby oysters to our waterways. With the vital funding DC on the Half Shell raises—and with you by our side—we can finish the job.
If you're interested in sponsorship for the 2024 event, please contact us at [email protected] or 443-482-2111.
2022 DC on the Half Shell Photo Gallery
Posted by Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Monday, March 15, 2022