What do the community of Easton, a menhaden fishing boat, and nesting pelicans all have in common?
This past summer, CBF, in partnership with the Avalon Foundation, hosted the Clean Water Concert Series on Harrison Street in Easton, Maryland. These concerts brought the community outside to listen to some incredible music, learn more about the Chesapeake Bay, and visit with local environmental organizations.
While the music was playing and people were up and dancing, Midshore Community Television (MCTV) was collecting clean water testimonials from concert goers, who shared their stories about living on the Eastern Shore and the connection we as a community feel to the Chesapeake Bay (perhaps you were one of them?!).
Throughout the course of the concerts it became clear that not only is the Chesapeake a part of our daily lives here on the Eastern Shore, it also has a special place in our hearts. From the stories of people who grew up wading in the Choptank and working the fishing boats, to those who found their way down here and stayed, it's clear that the Bay links us all together. So, lets take a moment to celebrate that connection with our community, with the Bay, and with the 18 million other people, and 3,000 different species of plants and animals who share this watershed.
On Thursday, October 17, from 7 p.m.–9 p.m., CBF will premiere some of these videos at the Avalon Theatre, along with some other videos that Chesapeake Bay Foundation has put together to highlight the incredible community of people and wildlife who live alongside, and depend upon, the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.
This film event is free and open to the public, so come on out. Come see your community on camera and learn more about the connections we all have to the Chesapeake Bay!
See you at the movies!
—Bess Trout, CBF's Eastern Shore Grassroots Field Specialist