Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum participates in Project Clean Stream

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s volunteers in the April 1 Heron Haven Project Clean Stream project in St. Michaels, Md., from left, were Ed Alvarado, Richard Scofield, Shawn O’Donnell, Kristen Greenaway, Pete Lesher, John Ford, Christian Everhart, Wilson Everhart, Anna Lesher, Nicholas Lesher, and Lad Mills.

Through the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy’s coordination and as part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum hosted a team of volunteers on Saturday, April 1, to clean up “Heron Haven”—running through CBMM’s property and feeding into St. Michaels Harbor and the Miles River.

This is the museum’s sixth year participating in the event, and the team collected nine bags of trash and four bags of recyclables.

CBMM’s Miles River waterfront campus includes several environmental features that help sustain the health of the Chesapeake Bay, including an extended living shoreline, rain gardens and swales, native plantings, and more. CBMM’s marina is also a Maryland-certified clean marina partner.

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been connecting the public to their local outdoor space through Project Clean Stream for more than a decade. The program culminates in a unified day of service when volunteers spend a few hours outside cleaning trash from parks, rivers, and streams, or otherwise improving their communities.

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