Welcome to my Chesapeake Bay Foundation Walk the Watershed page. During these unprecedented times, two things remain important to me: maintaining my personal health and supporting the CBF mission to save the Bay. I pledge to get outside, explore the watershed, and spread the Save the Bay message every step of the way!
Many of you who know me, know I love to run. Running is an essential part of my life, which gives me both physical and mental strength. Running outside, on trails, in my neighborhood, and in beautiful places is my passion. It allows me to deepen my appreciation for the natural world, and connect with the ecosystems around me.
Many of you may not know that one of the first experiences I had with environmental protection was thanks to a CBF field experience. Back in 2007, as a junior in high school, I went on a trip to Fox Island and spent the weekend exploring and learning about the Chesapeake Bay. CBF solidified my passion for our natural world, which was born in me and fostered by my father and grandfather.
In October of 2019, I was blessed with the opportunity to join this amazing organization, merging my passion for the environment and my passion for citizen engagement into the best job ever. Now, I get to merge one more passion - physical fitness - into the perfect trifecta!
Need a reason to get up, get out, and go on a run? Look no further! Join along with me as I work to stay fit and raise awareness for the Bay. We can log miles together, while running for a good cause. Can't run? That's ok. Join my effort by walking with me (virtually) for this great cause.
I hope to inspire you and others to join me in staying physically fit and raising awareness for CBF and the mission to Save the Bay. We work to improve the wellbeing of the 18 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals throughout the watershed.
I hope you will support these efforts by donating to my page or by joining our team. Over the next few weeks, I hope we can all log some miles, and raise awareness for this awesome organization!
Here is how our donations can make a difference:
- $25 can plant five native trees as a streamside buffer.
- $50 can grow 5,000 native oysters.
- $140 can send two students for a day of learning in and around the Bay.
- $500 can build 10 reef balls which are effective and safe artificial homes for oysters.
Please donate on my page today and help me meet my fundraising goal and help CBF Save the Bay!
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