Programs and Events in 2007



Tribute to Dr Edgar Garbisch

On the 35 anniversary of the founding of Environmental Concern, EC paid tribute to our founder Dr. Ed Garbisch. Dr. Garbisch was presented with an award honoring his contributions to the field of wetland science and restoration and his hard work and dedication that started Environmental Concern 35 years ago. Dr. Garbisch was unable to attend the tribute. His nephew accepted the award on his behalf.



District of Columbia Environmental Education Consortium
DCEEC May 2007

Environmental Concern Inc. hosted the 2007 District of Columbia Environmental Education Consortium’s (DCEEC) annual Watershed Wise Professional Development Program for Educators.

As a signatory of the Chesapeake Bay 2000 Agreement, the District educators are mandated to provide their students with a minimum of two Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences (MWEE).

Wetland Adventure Summer Series - Delmarva Odyssey

Adventurer and environmental scientist John Wik visited EC to talk about his 3 month trip circumnavigating the Delmarva Peninsula in his row boat. His trip began in New Castle, Delaware on May 15, 2007, stopping occasionally to visit communities and make presentations about his trip. His stop at EC came approximately 1 month into his journey.

He talked about his mission to excite children and young people about getting out and exploring the natural world around them. His small boat is equipped with satellite cameras which he uses to record a video journal highlighting the ecology, geology, and history of the region.

Attendees of his presentation got to hear first hand about his adventures and got to see his boat up close.

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Wetland Adventure Summer Series - Artifacts Roadshow with Darrin Lowery

Archeologist Darrin Lowery is an expert on the ancient cultures and archeological sites in the Chesapeake Bay region. At Environmental Concern, on July 18, the local community had the opportunity to bring artifacts for identification by Lowery.




Wetland Adventure Summer Series - Shutterbug Classic - Photo Contest

The Shutterbug Classic photo contest showcased local photographers and photos of Chesapeake Bay flora and fauna. Locally known professional photographers were among the judges of the entries. Prizes were given for winners in adult and juvenile categories.

The event was held outdoors on EC's campus and was hosted by Environmental Concern with Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, and The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum co-sponsoring.



Living Shorelines Seminar

Environmental Concern staff presented a free seminar on Living Shorelines to increase local understanding of the benefits of wetlands and the process involved in designing and constructing Living Shorelines. Key discussion topics included protecting the shorelines of local waterways from erosion, managing stormwater runoff, and the importance of wetland buffers. Living Shoreline projects on EC's campus were featured.

For more information on Living Shorelines Click Here



Deborah Chapin Art Exhibit

Artist Deborah Chapin was featured in a solo exhibit entitled "Indian Summer on the Bay" at Environmental Concern on September 2007. She is an accomplished plein air painter, who depicts wetlands, waterways, and grasslands as well as ocean waters. She has won many national awards and is featured in Who's Who in American Art.

This exhibit was on display from September 7th through 28th with an opening on September 7th where visitors were able to meet and talk with the artist. Many of the paintings were for sale and the artist generously donated 30% of the proceeds to support Environmental Concern's wetland education efforts.





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