Many of us have motored or sailed the length of Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. But can you imagine paddling the entire 200+ miles? Chris Hopkinson recently completed the journey on a standup paddleboard in order to raise funds for the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Eastport Yacht Club’s Environmental Committee is bringing Chris to the club to put on a virtual talk for the public about his trip.
Chris started his paddle from Havre de Grace on September 18 and reached the Atlantic Ocean nine days later, September 26. That was the week of strong winds, which caused a route shift from the Western shore to the Eastern shore and made the journey extra difficult.
Kayaker Bryan Kent Gomes accompanied Chris and captured the trip to share with us. Check out his blog on baypaddle.org.
The presentation will be broadcast on Facebook. No registration is required, just log into facebook.com/events/2711577892414584.
Tags: Bay Paddle, Chris Hopkinson, eastport yacht club, oyster recovery partnership
Eastport Yacht Club’s Environmental Committee presents a virtual talk by Dr. Sylvia Earle, renowned oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer. She is President and Chairman of Mission Blue/The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is the first National Geographic Society’s Explorer-in-Residence, called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine.
Dr. Earle led the first all-female team to live underwater (for a week in 1970), set a record for walking the ocean floor at a depth of 1,250 feet and was Chief Scientist at NOAA at a time when there were few women in high federal government positions.
Mission Blue’s goal is to inspire action to explore and protect the ocean through an alliance that includes more than 200 respected ocean conservation groups and like-minded organizations. Dr. Earle will talk about “Hope Spots,” a global network of marine protected areas large enough to restore the ocean, the planet’s blue heart.
This talk is open the public. To sign up, click here.
Tags: eastport yacht club, Eastport Yacht Club Environmental Committee, Her Deepness, Mission Blue, NOAA, ocean health, oceans, Sylvia Earle
The public is invited to join the Eastport Yacht Club Environmental Committee for a special online presentation by Chef Barton Seaver: “Sustainable Seafood in the Modern American Diet: How seafood can play a role in a Sustainable Future.”
Barton is one of the world’s leading sustainable seafood experts. He traded his illustrious career as an award winning chef to travel the world as a member of the US. Culinary Ambassador Corps. He served as Director of the Sustainable Seafood and Health Program at Harvard’s School of Public Health and was a National Geographic Fellow and a New England Aquarium Fellow. His first book, For Cod and Country: Simple, Delicious, Sustainable Cooking, increased public awareness of the sustainable seafood issue. Recently, he published American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery From Sea to Shining Sea and established the Coastal Culinary Academy. Don’t miss this engaging speaker who is inspiring people to incorporate sustainability in their everyday lives and thereby improve the environment and their personal health. Flyer.
To attend, register for the event click here. You will be sent the meeting information prior to the event. Or you can watch it live streaming on Facebook by clicking here.
Tags: Barton Seaver, chef, culinary, eastport yacht club, Eastport Yacht Club Environmental Committee, EYC, national geographic fellow, sustainable seafood, world oceans day
Eastport Yacht Club’s Environmental Committee presents a talk by Dr. Rita Colwell, Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University and environmental microbiologist specializing in infectious diseases. She is a former director of the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Colwell will discuss the link between Climate Change and human health at the global and local level and answer questions about infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
To participate in the meeting, please register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44adad2ea0fe3-earth
You will be sent meeting information with ID and password in advance of the event.
Tags: Chesapeake Bay, climate change, earth day, eastport yacht club, Human Health, oceans, Rita Colwell
Eastport Yacht Club presents a Zoom talk by Kate Fritz, Executive Director of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Anyone can join the Zoom meeting and listen in and ask questions.
Kate will focus on three large-scale trends occurring across the Chesapeake Bay region right now and will provide thoughts on the future of the Chesapeake Bay movement in this time of rapid change. Come ready to ask your most burning question about the state of the Bay.
To join, go to https://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 933 245 044
New to Zoom? Here’s info from EYC:
- We will open up the Zoom Meeting at 6:45 pm to allow everyone to check their connection and device setup.
- If you plan to participate from a mobile device, we recommend you install the ZOOM app instead of using a browser.
- Here is an audio number that you may use instead of using Zoom on a computer or other device. If you use that option, you will not be able to ask questions because the easiest way for us to take questions will be through written questions in the Zoom app. 301-715-8592
- If you are having difficulty connecting, please call the club, 410-267-9549, and ask for Assistant GM, Dan McQuay. Depending on what the issues is, he may be able to assist you in getting connected.
Tags: alliance for the chesapeake bay, Chesapeake Bay, eastport yacht club