For this hike, I am raising donations for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. I grew up in Front Royal, Virginia and went to school at Virginia Wesleyan. The beauty of the West has captured my eyes for the past few years but I want to increase awareness for the gems we have here on the Eastern Shore.
If you would like to donate and follow along with our adventure, I suggest making a Per Mile Pledge. On our website (thepushbeyond.com), we will have a mileage tracker. Check in to see our progress and make a pledge for how much you would like to donate per mile I complete of the Great Western Loop. I will update my blog (terminallycurio.us) along the way and The Push Beyond will be filming a weekly documentary web-series.
CBF is committed to making the Bay and its rivers and streams—from New York to Virginia—healthy and productive again. I share their vision of sustainable populations of crabs, fish, and oysters; of waters where our children and grandchildren can swim safely.
CBF is funded mostly by individual donors like you and me. Donations large and small help support CBF's on-the-water field experiences for students and teachers, tree plantings, oyster restoration, advocacy for stronger laws protecting the Bay, and litigation against polluters when necessary.
- $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.