Annual Corsica River Day set for Sunday
CENTREVILLE — The Corsica River Conservancy will host the annual community festival, Corsica River Day, with family fun, food vendors, live music and environmental education on the riverfront Sunday, Sept. 16.
The free event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Corsica River Yacht Club, 589 Conquest Road, off Spaniard Neck Road, providing a waterfront setting to celebrate the Corsica River.
Family activities include free kayaking and canoeing on the Corsica River, Phillips Wharf Fish Mobile, Scales and Tales, fishing, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin art and educational activities. Families are welcome to bring their own kayaks and canoes. Washington College will of fer boat rides out to its research buoy on the Corsica River.
Smoke, Rattle, and Roll and the Commerce Street Creamery will offer barbecue, burgers and ice cream for sale, plus soft drinks and beer. Musical enter tainment will be provided by bluegrass band Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass.
There will be free native perennials given out by the Corsica River Conservancy while they last.
“This is our third year partnering with Corsica River Yacht Club to help get the entire community to celebrate the river and get involved in preserving and protecting this treasured resource,” said Debbie Pusey, chairman of Corsica River Day.
The goal of Corsica River Day is to foster understanding about what can be done to improve the health of the river while bringing the community together for an enjoyable fall festival, Pusey explained. The event is part of the educational outreach by CRC, a volunteer organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the Corsica River and its watershed.
For more than a decade, CRC has conducted independent water quality testing on the river to assist the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in assessing the health of the waterway and success of ongoing restoration efforts. CRC recently teamed up with Shore Rivers to expand the water monitoring program.
CRC volunteers initiate and participate in projects to improve water quality and river habitats, including advocating for responsible development, oyster restoration, tree planting and constructing rain gardens.
Sponsors include Corsica River Conservancy, Corsica River Yacht Club, and Queen Anne’s County Parks and Public Landings.
For more information about Corsica River Day, contact Queen Anne’s County Office of Tourism at 410604-2100 or visit www.corsica riverconser vancy.org.
Learn about the efforts to preserve the Corsica River while enjoying a festival of family fun, food and live music at Corsica River Day on Sunday, Sept. 16. This free event from noon to 4 p.m. will be held at the Corsica River Yacht Club, 589 Conquest Road. (off Spaniard Neck Road) near Centreville.