Non-profit groups could not survive without the help of volunteers, and the Coastal Bays Program is no exception. We need volunteers for various activities throughout the year, including our Osprey Triathlon, Earth Day Cleanup, Maryland Coast Day and many other assorted opportunities that come up. If you are in need of community service hours, let us know and we'll try to help you!
We're gearing up for property maintenance, which means we will need folks to help weed invasive plants, clear brush and assist with other various outside activities. If you are interested in receiving updates on such property projects, please let Bill know by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach Clean Up
Worcester and Wicomico county high school students will be conducting a clean up on Saturday, March 8, beginning at 9:15 am. They will be meeting at the Ocean City Inlet for their assignments and welcome any other volunteers interested in helping them clean up our beaches and bayside streets.
Seal Steward Training
Our partners the Marine Mammal Stranding Program plan on conducting another seal steward training. A date has not been established but should you be interested in attending, please Contact Sandi at email@example.com or call 410-213-229 ext 107.
Earth Day Clean Up
The Earth Day Clean Up has been moved to Saturday, April 5th to combine the clean up with a city planting project. Registration for this event will be held at Northside Park on 125th, 10 am.
Lizard Hill Restoration Volunteer
The Lizard Hill Restoration Site is a property located in Bishopville, MD that belongs to the State Highway Administration. Maryland Coastal Bays Program, along with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and other partners, has worked to restore and manage this property. This site was once a sand and gravel mine, but through the efforts of our incredible volunteers and partners, this area is progressively becoming a natural Atlantic cedar bog habitat. Over the past year, over 1,500 native trees have been planted on this 30 acre property.
Currently, MCBP is looking for a few dedicated individuals to form a team that will assist in restoration programs and property maintenance at Lizard Hill. This will include planting native species, removing invasive plants, and recording observations at the site. We are looking for individuals who are as passionate about our environment as we are. The full position description can be found here. If you are interested in becoming a Lizard Hill volunteer leader, contact our volunteer coordinator
Reel in and Recycle Project Leader
Maryland Coastal Bays is taking part in a Boat US Foundation program called “Reel in and Recycle.” Through this program we received a few containers designed as disposal mechanisms for fishing line. By placing these containers at popular fishing locations, Maryland Coastal Bays is working to keep fishing lines out of the water and off of the land.
MCBP needs help installing these containers, as well as maintaining them. The containers must be emptied once a month and the line must be boxed up and sent to Berkley Recycling in Iowa, and the volunteer must log information on the amount of line collected on that certain day.
This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and become an asset to the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. We can’t protect our watershed without you!
To find out more about our ongoing volunteer opportunities, click HERE.
Volunteering can even be as easy as looking out your window. If you spot a terrapin, you can report it HERE
, and become a citizen scientist!