Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse
8430 Commerce St
Port Tobacco MD 20677
Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco
Please join us as we welcome La Plata Mayor Jeannine E. James. Ms. James will discuss the Town’s efforts to protect water quality and improve public spaces in the Port Tobacco Watershed. A brief question and answer session will follow.
The event will be free and open to the public. Complimentary snacks, soft drinks, beer, and wine will be served.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (301) 934-2025.
On Sunday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., we will hold our next shoreline cleanup at Chapel Point State Park, 8160 Pisces Rd., Port Tobacco MD 20677. Meet us at the parking lot for the boat launch area, where we will provide bags, gloves, water, and snacks. Come out to enjoy the park and help make our river more beautiful.
Weather permitting, some of us will be taking our kayaks out after the cleanup. Feel free to join us even if you can’t participate in the cleanup.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com.
The event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
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.
There is so much to share with you about the Port Tobacco River Conservancy as 2016 comes to a close. As you know, protecting and preserving our watershed continues to be our goal, along with providing educational and community outreach programs. Let us share with you some of this year’s highlights.
Requirements at the state and local level for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay leave many tasks still to be completed. We remain committed to working with the County to take advantage of these opportunities for achieving success.
We are again asking for your generous support as we continue to move forward with our mission. You can donate online using the PayPal button on the sidebar, or by mail to PO Box 104, Port Tobacco MD 20677-0104.
We extend our many thanks and best wishes for the New Year to you all.