Pat Nielsen Poetry Prize
NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES: Submitted poems must be e-mailed or postmarked by February 13th, 2015. For full details, please visit our events page. The Poetry Award was established in Pat Herold Nielsen's honor as an opportunity to support the arts and to promote CRA's mission of protecting and restoring the Chester River. Pat Nielsen was a founding board member of CRA and an avid supporter of efforts to clean and protect the river.
Posted Feb 9, 2015, 9:53 AM by Timothy Trumbauer
Extra Extra, Read All About It!
Our annual magazine Currents is hot off the presses. Read about the fate of the blue crab, Chestertown's step pools, the latest on pollution in our watershed, river inspired poetry, and more!If you do not already have a copy, feel free to swing by the office or checkout our digital version here: http://bit.ly/1rvT7Rg
Posted Oct 31, 2014, 9:54 AM by Isabel Junkin
CRA Helps Plant 700 Trees on KCHS Campus
Our faith in the youth of our watershed is restored! Dozens of dedicated, motivated, and hard working high school students from Kent County High School led a project to plant over 700 trees on KCHS property. This project was led by students, but funding and support services were provided by the Chester River Association and Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The 700 trees planted over the past week were phase 1 of a 3 phase project that will eventually include 1700 trees and 8000 native shrubs and wildflowers across 10 acres of land at KCHS and the adjacent Worton Park. In addition to creating habitat for birds and critters, this restoration project will ultimately help filter runoff from over 140 ...
Posted Oct 22, 2014, 1:23 PM by Timothy Trumbauer
Enjoy Art and Our River During Earth Stewardship Days
The Chester River Association is collaborating with RiverArts, Massoni Gallery, and the Art of Stewardship Project to bring you a series of events and activities to inspire environmental activism for protection of our Earth and resources: Earth Stewardship Days.On Thursday, November 6, we will kick off the weekend with the Art of Stewardship art show opening reception at RiverArts. Throughout the weekend, enjoy an exhibit of African American watermen painted by Marc Castelli, view the film No Impact Man and learn about one man's journey becoming an extreme tree-hugger, and float down the Chester River with famed poet and harpist Meredith Davies Hadaway.Whichever events you attend, you'll be having fun, learning, and being a part ...
Posted Oct 8, 2014, 11:23 AM by Isabel Junkin
No Discharge Zone Public Hearings
DNR and CRA are jointly applying to the EPA to designate the Chester River as a No Discharge Zone. We are hosting two public meetings to gather comments and questions from the public to submit to the EPA as part of the application. You are invited to come learn more about making the
Chester River a No Discharge Zone and to submit your comments. For more information, visit our No Discharge Zone page.
Posted Sep 23, 2014, 10:55 AM by Isabel Junkin
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