We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

Fairy & Gnome Home Festiv

AnnMarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Apr 22

We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

Made in Maryland Festival

Kurtz Beach

May 6

We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

Hemingway’s and Matapeak

Kent Island Beach Cleanups

Apr 21

We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

Bear Creek Park and Shore Clea

Clean Bread and Cheese Creek

Apr 21

We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

Bird Sign Installation

The Nature Conservancy in Virginia

Apr 12

We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

Taste the Beaches

The Town of Chesapeake Beach

Sep 8

We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

RIVERfest 2018

Elizabeth River Project

Sep 15

We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

Become an Oyster Gardener

CBF Oyster Restoration

Jun 9

We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

Red Spruce Tree Planting

the Nature Conservancy in Maryland/DC

Apr 20

We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

Living Shoreline Planting

Aquarium Conservation Team

Apr 13

We want you to volunteer! Come to an oysterfest, join a community cleanup, or learn and explore.

Bayfront Park Cleanup

Chesapeake Beach Green Team

Apr 28
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Rescuing Wildlife

The Chesapeake Mermaid supports wildlife rescue through volunteering and fundraising with licensed wildlife rehabilitators. The Chesapeake Mermaid team has done husbandry for both marine and terrestrial animals over many years. Rescued animals are ambassadors to …

Inspiring Audiences

We aim to inspire you as the beauty of the Chesapeake bay inspires us. Learn, explore, volunteer, donate, or whatever you like. We won’t ever say a small amount is not enough but we encourage …

Protecting the Bay

The Chesapeake Mermaid includes storm water education and outreach activities where we can to help promote a greater awareness within the community regarding the importance of minimizing impacts as well as personal responsibilities. In addition …

What’s Inside My Mermaid Purse?

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New to our shows this year is “What’s Inside My Mermaid Purse.” This talk highlights our migratory species and what YOU can do to create a cleaner environment with everyday activities. Packing smart can mean less disposable plastics and a cleaner environment! What is a Mermaid’s Purse? Mermaid purses are egg cases found along the shores in the lower bay and along the Atlantic coast. They wash ashore from ray,…Keep Reading

Outgrowing Praise – When You’re No Longer “The Teen Who Volunteered”

Outgrowing Praise – When You’re No Longer “The Teen Who Volunteered”

I have met some early 20’s volunteers who used to be the teen who was showered with praise and affection for doing a thing. They kept at it. Now they are no longer a teen and they don’t understand why their supporters stopped helping, why nobody is interested, and why they can’t find new volunteers. Wow. I hadn’t thought of that. I didn’t realize that was a problem. But listening…Keep Reading

“If Everyone Would Just …” is Not a Solution

“If Everyone Would Just …” is Not a Solution

We see it all the time on social media. A positive, active headline followed by passive, bummer comments. “Hooray! We just did a thing!” “If everyone would just…we wouldn’t have to do this.” Human behavior is not easy to influence. People will not “just” do anything, especially if it disrupts a habit. A “nudge” is any small change in how an option is presented that can influence a habit in…Keep Reading

Massive Anacostia Tunnel Expected to Reduce Pollution

http://chesapeakemermaid.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AnacostiaTunnel2.jpghttp://chesapeakemermaid.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AnacostiaTunnel2.jpgMassive Anacostia Tunnel Expected to Reduce Pollution

The Clean Rivers Project will be celebrating the grand opening of the first phase of the Anacostia River Tunnel System. Originally scheduled for March 22, 2018, 1pm at 2600 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, D.C., it was delayed because of snow. No news yet on a new date but it’s expected next week. Environmental advocates consider the 2.4 mile long tunnel to be a big step towards a swimmable, fishable Anacostia River. This…Keep Reading

Baltimore Bans Styrofoam While Annapolis Says No

Baltimore Bans Styrofoam While Annapolis Says No

Baltimore City now has ban on using polystyrene foam containers for carryout food and drink. Environmental officials and students from across the city have been lending their voice to this movement for a #FoamFreeMD. Cheap and convenient, styrofoam cups and containers leave restaurants to become long-lasting litter throughout Baltimore, frequently washing into Inner Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay during periods of heavy storms. Mr. Trash Wheel, Baltimore’s water cleaner has…Keep Reading