Wilmer Park Clean-Up, April 11th, 10-11am
Through Chestertown's new Adopt-a-Trail program, CRA has adopted Wilmer Park! We are delighted to help our community keep this waterfront jewel sparkly clean and we thank Mayor Cerino and the Town of Chestertown for the opportunity to give back.Please come out to help us kick off this new initiative!Saturday, April 11th, 10 - 11 amMeet at the Wilmer Park Parking LotPlease dress to get dirty. Much of the trash is located in wetlands and swampy areas, so boots are recommended for any brave enough to muck in the mud.CRA will provide gloves, trash bags, water, and some light snacks.***This event is part of Earth Stewardship Days, a month-long series of events ...
Posted Apr 9, 2015, 12:48 PM by Timothy Trumbauer
Earth Stewardship Days
Earth Day is just not enough...we are celebrating Earth Stewardship Days for the entire month of April! There is a full slate of activities linked below, but CRA is specifically involved in the following events:TONIGHT ! Thursday, April 2, 5:30 PM , Art of Stewarship Preview Reception and Awards Ceremony | River Arts Gallery, Chestertown | $10 in advance, $15 at the doorSaturday, April 11th, 10:00 am, Wilmer Park Clean-Up | Meet at Wilmer ParkFriday, April 17, 4:30 – 6:30 pm Earth Day Celebration with Chesapeake Scenes | Chester River Association, 400 S. Cross Street, Suite 2 | $10Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Downtown Chestertown's Earth Day | Memorial Park in downtown ...
Posted Apr 2, 2015, 10:12 AM by Timothy Trumbauer
CRA Director Anna Wolgast Interviewed by the Chestertown Spy
CRA Executive Director, Anna Wolgast, was recently interviewed by the Chestertown Spy. The interviewer, James Dissette, offered the following after listening to what Anna had to say: The Spy is impressed with the depth and breath of the CRA’s mission to educate and implement solutions to improve the river’s quality. From the Riverkeeper program and its Maryland Grow Oysters (MGO) partnership to its work with local farmers, or planting the thousands of trees within the watershed, CRA is an organization vital to the health of our region, our town and ourselves.We couldn't agree more and appreciate the kind words! To view the full video on the Chestertown Spy website, click here.
Posted Mar 25, 2015, 12:10 PM by Timothy Trumbauer
2014 Chester River Report Card Released
EXTRA EXTRA - THE CHESTER RIVER IS ALIVE BUT NOT WELL!<<CRA releases 2014 Chester River Report Card>> So how did we do? A hint is on the top of this message, but you'll have to read the report for all the details on the Chester River and nearly 30 creeks and streamsAlthough many efforts are being made by local government, farmers, and the citizens in our watershed, we all need to do more to ensure a healthy Chester River for our community and future generations! The main pollution in the Chester River continues to be from nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen) and sediment that come from improperly managed farms, yard fertilizer, septic/sewage treatment, and untreated stormwater runoff.Data ...
Posted Mar 19, 2015, 2:31 PM by Timothy Trumbauer
Pat Nielsen Poetry Prize Winners!
The Chester River
Association and the Kent County Arts Council announced winners of the sixth annual
Pat Herold Nielsen Poetry Award on Wednesday, March 4 at the Bookplate.
Pat Nielsen was a
founding member of the Chester River Association and an accomplished poet.
The award was established in her honor as an opportunity to support the arts
and to promote CRA's mission of restoring the health the Chester River.
James Allen Hall, author of Now You’re the Enemy and associate professor
of English at Washington College, judged the contest.
First prize went to
Wendy Mitman Clarke for her poem, “Devil's Reach." Second prize was
awarded to Maddie Zins for "My mother calls the tree ...
Posted Mar 6, 2015, 12:38 PM by Timothy Trumbauer
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