If you are stumped on what to buy the environmentalist in your family, look no further. Here are some holiday gift ideas with a Chesapeake Bay theme -- everything from Bay folk music to Maryland's new environmental license plate for your car.
* Bay music -- "Bay Folk" is Maryland's first collection of songs celebrating the preservation of the Chesapeake Bay. Available on cassette and compact disc, "Bay Folk" is a special way to bring the Chesapeake Bay restoration to the attention of those you love. All songs on the album were donated by local and national artists, and all proceeds from the album benefit the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds for the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. This collection of music was initiated by Governor William Donald Schaefer in an effort to personally involve Marylanders in preserving the Bay. "Bay Folk" is available for $10 per cassette and $15 per compact disc, plus $1.50 for shipping and handling. To order, send a check payable to: Marylanders for the Bay, One Million Marylanders, Office of Governor Schaefer, State House, Annapolis, Md. 21401.
* Bay license plate -- Drive your Chesapeake pride home with a new Chesapeake Bay license plate. The plate includes a colorful rendering of one of the Bay's most abundant waterbirds, the Great Blue Heron, along with the slogan "Treasure the Chesapeake." The plate is available to Maryland drivers for only $0. Proceeds from the sale of the plate go to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, to benefit Bay-related projects. Information: 950-1MVA.