ShoreRivers presentations eye waterway report cards
EASTON — ShoreRivers invites the community to a series of five State of the Rivers presentations during April and May. ShoreRivers will unveil its 2017 Report Cards for the Choptank, Chester, Miles, Wye and Sassafras rivers, as well as Eastern Bay, and lead informative discussions about the results. Admission to each event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. ShoreRivers’ Report Cards reflect data collected at hundreds of sites by organization scientists, riverkeepers and dozens of volunteers. The presentations will provide an opportunity for the community to learn about the health, trends and challenges of local waterways and how the most recent grades compare to those from previous years. The presentations are: • Miles, Wye and Choptank rivers Keynote speaker: U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. 5 p.m. Friday, April 20 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Small Boat Shed 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels • Chester River Keynote speaker: John Seidel, Washington College 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 26 Washington College Hynson Lounge 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown • Choptank River Keynote speaker: Jay Lazar, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 Robbins Heritage Center 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge • Sassafras River Keynote speaker: Nick DiPasquale, former director of the Chesapeake Bay Program 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 Cecilton firehouse 110 E. Main St., Cecilton • Wye and Chester Rivers and Eastern Bay Speakers: Riverkeepers Elle Bassett and Tim Trumbauer 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center 600 Discover Lane, Grasonville For more information, visit shorerivers.org or contact Eleanor Nelson at 443385-0511 or eleanor@shore rivers.org.