THE MARYLAND GEOCACHING SOCIETY
cordially invites you to attend its
2020 SUMMER PICNIC
CHESAPEAKE BAY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
Saturday, August 29
10 am to 3:30 pm
Join us for the Maryland Geocaching Society’s fifteenth annual Summer Picnic at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Area! Everyone who has an interest in geocaching is invited to come and join in the fun. You need not be a member of the MGS to attend. Whether you have 10 or 10,000 finds, this event is for you! New to the game? New to the area? Visiting from out of town? Please drop in and introduce yourself – we’d love to meet you!
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
The Wildfowl Trust of North America Inc. was founded in 1979 with the intent to protect wetlands for waterfowl while maintaining captive waterfowl collections for educational purposes. In 1981 the Trust purchased a 315-acre farm tract in Grasonville, Maryland on which it initially established Horsehead Wetlands Center and opened to the public in 1985. In 1998 the trust purchased an additional 195 acres and placed the now 510-acre preserve under conservation easement.
In 2002 the Trust revamped its mission to address the issues of declining water quality, urban sprawl and habitat loss and set a goal to be recognized as a leader in environmental education and bay restoration. The site was renamed the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center to reflect the new focus of the mission.
In 2004 the State of Maryland recognized there was a need to find more effective and efficient restoration methods in order to meet the 2010 Chesapeake Bay Agreement and beyond. CBEC was designaed as "the" site for testing and developing comprehensive restoration techniques resulting in bay-wide implications. As a result, parterships with private businesses, universities, state and federal governmental agencies have afforded CBED the opportunity to expand research and restoration capabilities while encouraging stewardship through volunteerism.
In 2008 CBEC opened a new LEED certified arts and education facility to meet the growing needs of its educational programs. The new facility itself is a teaching tool on sustainable building practices, serves as a model for green living on Eastern Shore, is a resource center for developers engaging in smart growth and a portal for visitors to admire the local culture through rotating art exhibits.
Our schedule for the day:
10.00 am: Setup
10.30 am: Eating and socializing
11.45 pm: Group Photo
12.00 pm: Auction
1.30 pm: Caching, socializing and clean-up
Instead of a silent auction this year, we will be having a Live Auction by AL's Guide. We will complete the auction and take all money at the end.
Please bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Post a ‘Will Attend’ log if you are planning to come, and go to the forums at dish you plan to bring. A list of needed items can be found here. The event will be held rain or shine. We hope to see you there!