Environmental Center at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

Environmental Center at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Research, Restoration, Education: Inspire and educate residents of, and visitors to, the Lower Susquehanna River and Upper Chesapeake Bay region
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Inspire and educate residents of, and visitors to, the Lower Susquehanna River and Upper Chesapeake Bay region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor, onsite, and online experience, education, exhibits, and support of scientific research.

Mission: Inspire and educate residents of, and visitors to, the Lower Susquehanna River and Upper Chesapeake Bay region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor, onsite, and online experience, education, exhibits, and support of scientific research.

Thanks to Constellation for supporting our Environmental Workshops. The students of Havre de Grace Elementary loved gett...
07/12/2019

Thanks to Constellation for supporting our Environmental Workshops. The students of Havre de Grace Elementary loved getting their hands dirty testing water quality along the shoreline and examining specimens under the microscopes.

Please consider contributing to the Maritime Museum's Environmental Center to support environmental education.

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.
07/11/2019

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.

NEXT WEEK: Jimmy Pierce returns to the Maritime Museum!

On Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00, he'll pick up where he left off from the lecture he gave last year, and will be presenting an engaging talk on the Havre de Grace of yesteryear.

A long-time Havre de Grace resident and storyteller, he vividly recalls to us the rich history of Havre de Grace. From brothels, speakeasies, bookie joints, and canneries to the museums and antique shops, Jimmy tells it as he saw it.

We're lucky to have Jimmy as a regular volunteer in our Boat Shop, where he frequently imparts sage advice on the building and restoration of wooden boats. He always seems to have a story of local history up his sleeve, and we’ve asked him to share a few of these stories with a wider audience, rather than just us guys in the shop.

As a reminder, you can see all of our upcoming events by clicking on "Events," located in the left-hand toolbar.

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.
07/01/2019

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.

⚓️ NEXT WEEK: The Edna E. Lockwood to visit Havre de Grace!

Edna Lockwood, the last historic sailing bugeye in the world, will be coming to Havre de Grace as part of a National Park Service-funded heritage tour, traveling to ports of call around the Chesapeake Bay. The tour lasts through September, bringing free, experiential programming and interpretation of traditional Chesapeake Bay boatbuilding techniques and the oystering industry past and present.

Edna will be docked at the Concord Point Light House fishing pier from Saturday, July 6th - Monday, July 8th. During Edna's stay, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum staff members will offer free deck tours, giving guests a chance to climb aboard and explore the bugeye. As part of her visit, a free lecture will be presented at the Maritime Museum on Sunday, July 7th at 7:00 p.m. - On the Half Shell: Edna E. Lockwood - A Talk with Pete Lesher.

Pete Lesher is chief curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, where he has served on staff since 1991 and now oversees museum collections, exhibitions, and programs. His research specialty is the history of wooden shipbuilding on Chesapeake Bay, and he served as the maritime preservationist specialist on the team that restored the Edna Lockwood from 2016 to 2018.

Built in 1889 by John B. Harrison on Tilghman Island for Daniel W. Haddaway, Edna dredged for oysters on the Chesapeake Bay through winter, and carried freight – such as lumber, grain, and produce – after the dredging season ended. She worked faithfully for many owners, mainly out of Cambridge, MD, until she stopped “drudging” in 1967. In 1973, Edna was donated to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum by John R. Kimberly. Recognized as the last working oyster boat of her kind, Edna was officially declared a National Historic Landmark in 1994.

To learn more about the Edna Lockwood and see the full list of stops on Edna’s heritage tour, visit: www.cbmmshipyard.org/ednalockwood.

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.
06/27/2019

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.

🎦 NEXT MONTH - Almost everyone can recall the Hurricane Katrina disaster, which ravaged Louisiana's coastline back in 2005. As catastrophic as this event was, following it was the equally devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill a mere five years later.

July's (FREE) film, "After the Spill," will candidly address the effects that these events have had on the environment and Gulf residents, as seen through the eyes of activists, aggrieved victims, and local dignitaries who continue the fight to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Has the fishing returned? What is the health of the Gulf and its marine life? How sick are the fish, and how sick are the people? What happened to all that oil and Corexit? How has the oil industry changed since the spill? And how have we changed? Most importantly, has Southern Louisiana changed forever? "After the Spill" seeks to answer these questions.

This film screening is made possible through a grant by the Joseph Robert Foundation; the Environmental Film Series is presented on a monthly basis at the Maritime Museum through our partnership with the Havre de Grace Green Team.

Photo (c) Neal Ten Eyck

Please join the Environmental Center and Jodie Shivery from Ecologically Sound Landscapes for a Invasive Plant Managemen...
06/19/2019

Please join the Environmental Center and Jodie Shivery from Ecologically Sound Landscapes for a Invasive Plant Management workshop outdoors at the Maritime Museum on Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00PM. This evening workshop is the first of several, training volunteers and interested community members about invasive plants, how to identify and manage them, and how to promote native species growth.

The Environmental Center is looking to train volunteers to help create a "Weed Warriors" team, which will assist in managing invasive species in our restoration projects along the Havre de Grace Promenade. If you are interested in helping keep the shoreline beautiful, and learning about invasive plant species and proper management, consider joining us on Wednesday evening. Please help spread the word by passing this information to those who might be interested. If you anticipate joining us, please RSVP via email or by phone.

Thanks!

This workshop is made possible by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

If you've got some free time please fill out this survey
06/19/2019
Submerged Aquatic Grasses Survey

If you've got some free time please fill out this survey

ShoreRivers wants to know what you think about underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay! Take the survey below to enter for a chance to win a $20 gift card to Scottish Highland Creamery in Oxford. One survey per person with recipients notified on August 1st. Please provide your email address so that...

Northern Snakeheads Caught in Conowingo Dam Fish Lift
06/14/2019
Northern Snakeheads Caught in Conowingo Dam Fish Lift

Northern Snakeheads Caught in Conowingo Dam Fish Lift

Northern Snakeheads Caught in Conowingo Dam Fish Lift June 13, 2019Invasive Species Stopped at Dam But Spiked in Numbers A partnership overseeing fish passage at Conowingo Dam reports that 81 northern snakeheads were caught in the dam’s fish lift this spring, a dramatic increase after only one sna...

Another quick visit from our friends. Fingers crossed that someone decides to build on this prime real estate next year!
05/30/2019

Another quick visit from our friends. Fingers crossed that someone decides to build on this prime real estate next year!

The Environmental Center is looking to start an educational kayaking program. This program would allow participants to p...
05/24/2019

The Environmental Center is looking to start an educational kayaking program. This program would allow participants to paddle the Bay while learning about a variety of topics related to local ecology, history, and culture. The only thing holding us back from offering these wonderful programs is equipment. If you or someone you know is interested in donating for such a program, either equipment or monetary, please reach out to us via telephone or email. Reach out to us at 410-939-4800 or via email at [email protected]. Please spread the word! Thank you!

Have some free time tomorrow before Mother's Day festivities? Join local Watershed Stewards for a few hours of fun!
05/10/2019

Have some free time tomorrow before Mother's Day festivities? Join local Watershed Stewards for a few hours of fun!

Interested in Sailing?The Maritime Museum is selling their restored Jet-14 sailboat, Number 53, to make room for new pro...
05/07/2019

Interested in Sailing?
The Maritime Museum is selling their restored Jet-14 sailboat, Number 53, to make room for new projects. It has been totally rebuilt and outfitted with top of the line fittings at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. Main and spinnaker are like new. Jib is in excellent condition. Comes with trailer and full cover.
Asking $3500, make a reasonable offer and you can be the proud owner of this boat. Contact the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum for info.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Thursday, May 2nd 9:00AM-Noon The Environmental Center has a little planting left to do this week. If...
04/30/2019

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Thursday, May 2nd 9:00AM-Noon

The Environmental Center has a little planting left to do this week. If you've got some spare time Thursday morning please consider helping us finish up this wonderful project. We will be meeting between the Maritime and Decoy Museums at 9:00AM and working until noon. We will be planting the remaining plugs, and moving some mulch if time permits.
Thanks!

Our friends returned for a quick bite. If you know any Osprey that need a home send them our way! Our platform is prime ...
04/26/2019

Our friends returned for a quick bite. If you know any Osprey that need a home send them our way! Our platform is prime real estate, overlooking the Lower Susquehanna and Chesapeake Bay.

THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came out and helped today! We made a lot of progress. We still have a few more plant...
04/24/2019

THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came out and helped today! We made a lot of progress. We still have a few more plants to get in tomorrow and some mulch to spread once we are done. If you have some spare time tomorrow, Thursday the 24th, please consider coming by and helping us bring beauty to the Promenade!

We will be meeting between the Decoy and Maritime Museums @ 9:00AM and will be there until 2:00PM(ish). Any amount of help is appreciated!

Happy Earth Week!

04/23/2019

Calling all Volunteers- Tomorrow!! Wednesday April 24th and Thursday the 25th.

The Environmental Center is in desperate need of last minute volunteers, tomorrow and Thursday, to help plant and mulch the final stage of the shoreline restoration project. We have worked to remove invasive species along portions of the Promenade's shoreline, and will be planting native species throughout the area. We will begin work at 9AM, and will be planting for several hours each day. Any and all help is appreciated. Let us know via email or phone if you are available to help. Email: [email protected]
410-939-4800

THANK YOU!
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Just a reminder about our Spring Bird Walk with Professor Colleen Webster from the Harford Bird Club. TOMORROW, April 23...
04/22/2019

Just a reminder about our Spring Bird Walk with Professor Colleen Webster from the Harford Bird Club. TOMORROW, April 23rd, 5:30 at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum!

Environmental Center at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
04/10/2019

Environmental Center at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

Another beautiful morning at the Head of the Bay!
04/10/2019

Another beautiful morning at the Head of the Bay!

What a view!
04/08/2019

What a view!

Be sure to check out and participate in your local River Sweep!
04/03/2019

Be sure to check out and participate in your local River Sweep!

Join us for our annual shoreline clean-up event, River Sweep. Registration is now OPEN! www.upperbaytrails.com

ShoreRivers
04/02/2019

ShoreRivers

Welcome to Lawn Fertilizer Awareness Week 2019! We’ve done the research and over the next 7 days l, we will share why you should #ForgetTheFertilizer for your yard this season. When runoff brings excess fertilizer into water, nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous feed algae blooms that can have harmful effects on our water and our health. #MoreNutrientsMoreProblems #LFAW2019
Choptank Riverkeeper Miles Wye Riverkeeper Chester Riverkeeper Sassafras Riverkeeper

They've arrived! Today our pair of Osprey returned. Last year they stayed for 2 months, we are hoping they decide to mak...
03/27/2019

They've arrived! Today our pair of Osprey returned. Last year they stayed for 2 months, we are hoping they decide to make our platform their permanent residence! Cross your fingers. We'll have the nest up on a livestream if they end up staying.

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.
03/27/2019

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.

We hope you will join us for next month's film screening, "Eating Animals," to be shown on Wednesday, April 10th. 🐔 🎞

"Eating Animals" traces the history of food production in the United States, documenting how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, the film offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis, while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue, but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

After the film, special guest Robin Way, owner of Rumbleway Farm in Cecil County, will talk about her business and take your questions. Rumbleway Farm is a small family farm that practices sustainable agriculture, raising pasture fed free range chickens, turkeys, beef cattle and pigs.

Our gem at the head of the Bay. #susquehannaflats #flats #Chesapeakebay #Havredegrace
03/19/2019

Our gem at the head of the Bay. #susquehannaflats #flats #Chesapeakebay #Havredegrace

Another beautiful morning in Havre de Grace looking out towards the Flats. Did you know the Susquehanna Flats contains t...
03/14/2019

Another beautiful morning in Havre de Grace looking out towards the Flats. Did you know the Susquehanna Flats contains the largest submerged aquatic vegetation(SAV) bed in Maryland? Over 10,000 acres!

Beautiful view from the deck at the Maritime Museum today. The water is such an amazing natural resource.
03/12/2019

Beautiful view from the deck at the Maritime Museum today. The water is such an amazing natural resource.

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.
03/12/2019

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.

This Wednesday: Come to our free screening of TRASHED in the Museum's main gallery, starting at 7:00 PM. The film screening will be followed by a discussion. All are welcome to attend. We host these films monthly through our continued partnership with the Havre de Grace Green Team.

Wednesday's documentary shines a light on the global waste problem that has caused widespread pollution and toxicity, and led to concerns for our very survival as a planet. Director Candida Brady spent over two years researching and filming TRASHED, but she has been focused on the problems of waste and the environment for most of her adult life. “As a lifelong asthmatic I have always been interested in the effects of pollution. But it was meeting an environmental doctor (who saved my life) that opened my eyes to the direct effects the environment has on our health,” explains Brady. “When I was young I was the only kid with an inhaler - these days it’s fast becoming the opposite.”

02/28/2019

It may not feel like it right now, but spring is right around the corner. This pair of Osprey stayed with us for a few weeks last year. We are hoping they make this their permanent home in 2019! When do you think we'll see the first Osprey this Spring?

Environmental Center at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum's cover photo
01/18/2019

Environmental Center at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum's cover photo

01/18/2019
Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.

Havre De Grace Maritime Museum, Inc.

Aquarium donation needed: One of the Environmental Center's display aquariums is no longer holding water. If anyone has a 90+ gallon tank that they are no longer using we would appreciate the donation. Please contact us at 410-939-4800 or by email at [email protected]. Thanks!!!

Wednesday, September 19th from 5-7PM, come help the Havre de Grace Environmental Center begin our planting efforts along...
09/10/2018

Wednesday, September 19th from 5-7PM, come help the Havre de Grace Environmental Center begin our planting efforts along the Promenade's shoreline!

06/02/2018

We regret to inform everyone that our 2018 Summer Camps have been cancelled due to lack of registration.

We apologize for the inconvenience - we really hoped to offer these camps again this year. We are, of course, in the process of issuing refunds to the registered campers' families.

Our goal moving forward is to find a workable solution to bring back the Environmental Summer Camp program. We will continue to reach out to the greater community, and will accept feedback on what we could be doing better. We remain committed to fostering environmental awareness in kids and youth through these camps.

It is our hope that the Environmental Center will eventually become a major educational hub that brings sustainability and ecological concerns to the forefront here in the Northern Chesapeake region.

Thank you for your understanding.

Space is available in our camps this summer!! Please register to reserve your spot for a fun week of exploring!!
05/09/2018

Space is available in our camps this summer!! Please register to reserve your spot for a fun week of exploring!!

03/27/2018

It's once again time to get the boots dirty! We are planning to have another workday for our riparian restoration project along the shoreline. This continues to be a huge project and we wouldn’t be able to do it without your support.

Bring your landscaping equipment, gloves, boots and clothes that you feel comfortable getting dirty. We will continue cleaning and setting up the shoreline for fall planting. We look forward to seeing you there!

April 14th from 9am-noon!

Tomorrow night is our second to last documentary screening of the year. Thanks to the Green Team for organizing this fil...
11/06/2017

Tomorrow night is our second to last documentary screening of the year. Thanks to the Green Team for organizing this film series! If you haven't had a chance to see a film yet, join us tomorrow at 7 for Chasing Ice!

Join us for another educational lecture this Thursday, at 7pm! This topic is especially relevant to us as we learn about...
10/30/2017

Join us for another educational lecture this Thursday, at 7pm! This topic is especially relevant to us as we learn about the sediment accumulation from the Susquehanna River and the Conowingo Dam. See you there!

Join us tomorrow night at 7 for a lecture about Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV). Maryland Department of Natural Resou...
10/16/2017

Join us tomorrow night at 7 for a lecture about Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV). Maryland Department of Natural Resources' biologist, Brooke Landry, will be discussing the value SAV plays with the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

A huge thanks to Troop 239! These boys did some serious trail maintenance, trail extension, and constructed a permanent ...
10/13/2017

A huge thanks to Troop 239! These boys did some serious trail maintenance, trail extension, and constructed a permanent outdoor classroom at the Center. We are excited to use this upgraded outdoor space as we develop more and more programming!

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