August 'party' puts fun to work for care of bay

July 30, 1993|By Amy P. Ingram | Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer

Hoping that "people will have fun and learn a little," Gov. William Donald Schaefer has turned the month of August into one big party.

"Party on the Bay," in its fifth year, is a monthlong series of events celebrating the restoration and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay. Each activity is intended to educate the public on how to help preserve the bay, while having fun at the same time.

Sponsors like the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., Giant Foods, ++ Anheuser-Busch, the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Governor's Chesapeake Bay Communications Office helped make the 32 events possible.

"We just took a lot of the already-existing events and added to them," said Barbara Knisely, deputy director of the communications office. "The governor himself came up with the idea to put it under one big umbrella and call it Party on the Bay."

"The events over the past five years have really spurred public interest in helping protect the bay," said Ms. Knisely. "We know the people of Maryland care about the bay, because they're coming to the events to learn how to help protect the bay and, of course, to have fun."

PARTY ON THE BAY 1993

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Aug. 1-31:

Chesapeake Bay Nature Cruise. St. Michael's. 1-800-344-3255

Paddle the Pocomoke. Snow Hill. 410-632-3971

Chesapeake Bay Program Information Center. Annapolis1-800-523-2281

Potomac River Museum. Colton's Point. 301-778-6697

Haven Harbour Waterman's Museum. Rock Hall. 410-778-6697

Wildfowl Trust of North America. Grasonville. 410-827-6694

Chesapeake Bay Adventures. Deale. 410-867-4101

Aug. 2-5 and 9-12:

Get Hooked on Fishing, Not On Drugs. Boonsboro1-800-688-3467

Aug. 2-6 and 9-13:

Outdoor Discovery camp. Susquehanna, South Mountain anTuckahoe state parks. 410-974-3771

Aug. 4-8:

The Ward Museum on Wildfowl Art. Salisbury. 410-742-4988

Aug. 4:

Senior Center Beautification Day. 410-974-5300

Aug. 6:

Chesapeake Bay Program Open House. Annapolis1-800-523-2281

Aug. 6-8:

Eastern Shore Thresherman and Collectors Show. Federalsburg. 410-754-8422

Aug. 7:

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Crab day. St. Michael's. 410-745-2916

Aug. 7-8:

Harford County Seafood Festival. Havre de Grace. 410-838-0800

Kent Narrows Power Boat Challenge. 410-634-3912

Aug. 7, 14:

Osprey Tour. Croom. 301-888-1410

Aug. 7, 21:

Free Concerts by the Lake. Thurmont. 301-271-7574

Aug. 8:

Canoe Jousting Championship. Snow Hill. 410-632-2080

Aug. 14:

Katcef Cleanup. Anne Arundel County. 410-974-5300

Dorchester Chamber of Commerce Festival. Cambridge. 410-228-3575.

Bike the Bay. Edgewater. 410-987-3902

Maryland Department of the Environment Open House and Envirojam. Dundalk. 410-631-3001

Aug. 14-15:

Budweiser/Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce Pro-Am Fishing Tournament. Crisfield. 1-800-782-3913

Aug. 15:

Children's Concert for the Chesapeake. Baltimore Inner Harbor. 410-825-5400

Aug. 19:

Wye Field Day. Queenstown. 410-827-8056

Aug. 21:

Bay Day at Rock Hall. 410-974-5300

Fiddles and Folklore at Furnace Town. Furnace Town. 410-632-2032

Aug. 28:

North Beach Bay Festival. North Beach. 301-855-6681

Heritage Day. Port Deposit. 410-378-2035

Aug. 29:

Volunteer Day at the State Fair. Timonium. 410-225-4496

Meander Through the Marshes. Jug Bay Sanctuary. 410-741-9330

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