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.

Kent Narrows and Ferry Point P

Kent Island Beach Cleanups

Aug 18

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

“Year of the Anacostia” Co

Live Water Foundation

Sep 4

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

Fundraising Banquet

Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland

Sep 12

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

Oyster Gardening

Oyster Recovery Partnership

Sep 13
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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 …

Ellicott City Flood Victims’ Fundraisers

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On Monday, May 27, 2018, the historic town of Ellicott City was hit by a severe storm submerging the town under more than 6 feet of raging water. And while it is argued what should be done, citizens need support to recover. Want to help those in Ellicott City impacted, for the second time in two years, by storm flooding? Here’s a full list of donation sites. While I would…Keep Reading

Learn About Stormwater!

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These past few days in the Chesapeake region have been quite rainy and we have seen exceptional flooding. But this is a great time to learn about stormwater and to do something about it. What is Stormwater? Stormwater is water from rain or snow which falls across land surfaces. It can soak into the soil, be held on the surface and evaporate, or runoff and end up in nearby streams,…Keep Reading

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