April Happy Hour
Apr
15
5:30 PM17:30

April Happy Hour

Slurp back some oysters with your fellow HerChesapeake members at The Urban Oyster! Join us and support this Black woman-owned business, just a few days after it's grand opening. We'll be talking oysters, trash wheels, and whatever else comes to mind.

Arrive when you can. Newcomers welcome! R.S.V.P. on Facebook if you can.

Image courtesy Chesapeake Bay Program

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RESCHEDULED for 3/13: February Meeting
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

RESCHEDULED for 3/13: February Meeting

RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, March 13, at Union Jack's of Annapolis.

Our "Conversation with..." series will feature Sarah Lillie Anderson, Senior Manager for Tree Equity Programs at American Forests. Our meeting will also include a discussion about intersectional feminism, and what we can do to seek out diverse opinions, honor each other’s differences and advocate for inclusion at work.

Please arrive between 6:30 and 7 p.m. for snacks and small talk before the meeting begins.

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RESCHEDULED: Birding at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Feb
23
8:45 AM08:45

RESCHEDULED: Birding at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

  • Blackwater National WIldlife Refuge Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Winter is the best time to see waterfowl at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Join HerChesapeake on Saturday, February 23, for a guided bird walk! Tundra swans, snow geese, shovelers, pin tails and many more call Blackwater home during winter months. See how many you can spot as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Volunteer Coordinator Michele Whitbeck teaches us about these birds and their habitat.

Logistics

Meet at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (2145 Key Wallace Drive Cambridge, MD 21613) at 8:45 a.m.

Our bird walk will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

At 11 a.m., we will take a short, guided tour of the nearby Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center (4068 Golden Hill Road Church Creek, MD 21622).

Our field trip will end at noon.

Binoculars, field guides and warm clothes are encouraged.

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November Meeting
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

November Meeting

Our last meeting of 2018 will take place Monday, November 19, at Union Jack’s British Pub. Please arrive between 6:30 and 7 p.m. for snacks and small talk before the meeting begins.

Our meeting will feature a conversation with Marcia Pradines, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service project leader at the Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex (which includes the Blackwater, Eastern Neck, Martin and Susquehanna national wildlife refuges).

Our meeting will also include a discussion about identity, authenticity and inclusivity at work.

R.S.V.P. on Facebook

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Happy Hour at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Hour at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum

  • National Conservation Traing Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chesapeake Watershed Forum is a great place to meet and mingle with your peers in the conservation field. Join HerChesapeake for drinks in the NCTC Social Center (located in the Commons building's Roosevelt Room and Lounge) before, during, or after Saturday's Poster Session to catch up with members or learn more about our association!

Can't make it? Follow along or share your own HerChesapeake Watershed Forum experience with #HerForum on social media.

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Field Trip: River Tour with Anacostia Watershed Society
Aug
1
6:15 PM18:15

Field Trip: River Tour with Anacostia Watershed Society

In celebration of the Year of the Anacostia, explore the Anacostia River in an open-air motorized boat. A guide from the Anacostia Watershed Society will discuss the natural and cultural history of the river, as well as the nonprofit organization's restoration work.

Participants should meet at 6:15 p.m. at the boat ramp at Bladensburg Waterfront Park. Please be sure to dress for the weather.

R.S.V.P.: We can accommodate 25 people. Participants must register using this link.

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July Happy Hour
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

July Happy Hour

Come to Davis' Pub between 5 and 7 p.m. to catch up and connect with members of HerChesapeake! (We recommend ordering the crab pretzel.) At 7 p.m., we'll walk four blocks to the Annapolis Maritime Museum for its Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series featuring Dublin 5. Please note: This concert is free, but the museum does accept donations. Food and spirits will be available for purchase, and guests are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.

R.S.V.P. on Facebook.

Image via irvindr/Flickr.

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May Meeting
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

May Meeting

Our fifth quarterly meeting will take place Wednesday, May 30, at Union Jack's British Pub. Please arrive between 6:30 and 7 p.m. for snacks and small talk before the meeting begins.

Our agenda includes a conversation with Laura Sanford, President of the Corsica River Conservancy, and an open discussion about salaries, raises, negotiations and demonstrating your value to your supervisor. Please RSVP on Facebook.

About our Guest Speaker: Laura Sanford is an Eastern Shore native and active conservationist. While she works full-time as the Director of Advancement and Administration for the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, she is also the President of the Corsica River Conservancy, which protects and restores a tributary of the Chester River in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. We will discuss Laura’s career path and experience as a woman in the field of environmental restoration, as well as the emphasis the Conservancy has placed on cooperation with the local community.

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Project Clean Stream with Corsica River Conservancy
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Project Clean Stream with Corsica River Conservancy

As part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's annual Project Clean Stream, we will join the Corsica River Conservancy for a cleanup at Centreville Wharf. The cleanup will take place rain or shine, and gloves and trash containers will be provided.

R.S.V.P.: If you plan to attend, please complete this form to let us know! 

Carpool: If you would like to carpool or caravan with fellow HerChesapeake members from Annapolis, please meet at Jemal's Bay 50 Shopping Center (1544 Whitehall Road) at 11:20 a.m.

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January Meeting
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

January Meeting

Our fourth quarterly meetingand our first of 2018!will take place Monday, January 22, at Union Jack's British Pub.

We are excited to welcome Alisha Camacho, Kari Fulton, and Rhonda Hamilton to discuss the challenges that are facing the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Buzzard Point. 

Alisha Camacho is a filmmaker who is developing a documentary that will explore how the construction of a new soccer stadium and mixed-use development have raised concerns over affordable housing and environmental health in the area. 

Rhonda Hamilton, the Buzzard Point Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, and Kari Fulton, environmental justice advocate and new media journalist, are community advocate who are seeking improved accountability for hazards disproportionately affecting people of color and low-income residents. 

Also on the agenda? An EmpowHERment discussion about climate change deniers, an introduction to our next HerChesapeake challenge, and a quick vote on the date of our next field trip.

We encourage guests to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and small talk. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Please RSVP on Facebook.

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Happy Hour at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Happy Hour at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum

  • National Conservation Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chesapeake Watershed Forum is a great place to meet and mingle with your peers in the conservation field. Join Joan Smedinghoff and Melissa Merritt for drinks in the NCTC Social Center (located in the Commons building's Roosevelt Room and Lounge) before, during or after the Poster Session to catch up with these two HerChesapeake officers or learn more about our association. 

Can't make it? Follow along or share your own HerChesapeake Watershed Forum experience with #HerForum on social media.

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Hiking at Caledon State Park
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Hiking at Caledon State Park

Join us on our next field trip to Caledon State Park! 

From Virginia State Parks: A National Natural Landmark known for its old growth forest and summer home to many American bald eagles, Caledon attracts bird watchers of all ages. Trails, including Boyd's Hole Trail, which leads to the Potomac River, are open year-round. A visitor center with bald eagle exhibits, four picnic areas, a picnic shelter, and restrooms also are available.

Interested in carpooling (either as a driver or passenger)? Sign up here:https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/5pyodb. Parking is $4/car so please chip in a buck or two for whoever's driving!

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September Meeting
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

September Meeting

We'll be having our third quarterly meeting on Monday, September 18.

What will we be doing?

  • Q&A with Stephanie Smith about her experience applying for a job, preparing for interviews, and ultimately accepting a new position.
  • Discuss emotional labor
  • Play Positive Behavior Bingo
  • Vote on our next field trip

Hope to see you there! Please RSVP on Facebook.

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Jug Bay Field Trip
Jul
30
9:00 AM09:00

Jug Bay Field Trip

Come join us for our first field trip! We'll be hiking around the Glendening Nature Preserve at Jug Bay and then having a picnic lunch together.

Interested in carpooling (either as a driver or passenger)? Sign up here:https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/5pyodb. Parking is $6/car so please chip in a buck or two for whoever's driving!

Don't forget to bring:

  • WATER
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Lunch (remember: it'll be hot outside!)
  • Binoculars, field guides, and other fun things!
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