Pictures from Saturday’s shoreline cleanup of the Port Tobacco River at Chapel Point State Park. It was a beautiful day on the river and our volunteers made a big difference. A park visitor who would not give his name pitched in by loading all the trash we collected into his truck for disposal. We also saw some interesting native plants — rose mallow, prickly pear, and the dreaded poison ivy.
PORT TOBACCO RIVER CONSERVANCY PRESENTS ITS TENTH ANNUAL
NIGHT ON THE RIVER SUNSET FUNDRAISER
Join us Thursday, August 10, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Port Tobacco Marina Restaurant, 7536 Shirley Boulevard, Port Tobacco MD.
Tickets are $50 each or 10 for $475 and are available online using the PayPal button at right. Enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and desserts, a silent auction, 50/50 and Cooler of Cheer raffles, and more!
Green Drinks (Happy Hour) is Tuesday, March 28, at 6:00 p.m. at the Blue Dog Saloon, 7940 Port Tobacco Rd, Port Tobacco MD 20677. Come enjoy Blue Dog Happy Hour Specials, learn what PTRC has been up to, make new friends, and just have fun. Hope to see you there!
The 29th Annual Potomac River Cleanup is on Saturday, April 8, 2017. We will be at Chapel Point State Park, 8160 Pisces Rd, Port Tobacco MD 20677, from 9 a.m. to noon. We will supply bags, gloves, drinking water and snacks. Please come join us to have fun and to help make our river more beautiful.
PTRC’s next public meeting on Thursday, March 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco MD 20677, will feature an all-star line-up of trash busters:
- Julie Lawson, Executive Director, Trash Free Maryland, will update us on the status of legislation to ban polystyrene food containers statewide, as well as the Trash Trawl project to gauge the prevalence of micro-plastics in the Bay;
- Hannah Seligmann, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Alice Ferguson Foundation, will tell us about the Trash Free Potomac campaign, including this year’s Potomac River Cleanup;
- Frances Sherman, Recycling & Litter Control Superintendent, Charles County, will let us know about the County’s litter control programs;
- Mike Bellis, Executive Director, United Way of Charles County, will tell us about the UW’s new Watershed Discovery and Exploration grant. The grant will fund kayak outings for low-income families that increase public awareness of the value of our watersheds and how we can all protect them, with a focus on litter control.
Light refreshments will definitely not be trashy. We will offer complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks served by Kaley, our professional bartender, as well as delicious snacks. For more information, contact us at 301 934-2025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse
8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco MD 20677
Join PTRC and Peace Lutheran Church as member Don Zimmer describes his research on the ship True Blue, which he began when he discovered an announcement in the August 16, 1759, edition of The Maryland Gazette announcing the ship’s arrival in Nanjemoy carrying 350 Gold Coast slaves. What became of the captured and kidnapped people aboard the ship, and what can we learn about those who brought them to Maryland? The whole story of the True Blue is a difficult and complicated one, filled with people who have left their mark in history.
The program is free and open to the public.
Original oil painting by Don Zimmer.