A huge success and a whole lotta fun!
Every Fall, the Association hosts the St. Mary’s RiverFest. Environmental
organizations from around the region demonstrate what residents can do to improve
|Explore St. Mary’s unique environment on a bird watching
stroll and try beach seining. Take a ride on one of the last skipjacks
on the river and take a turn tonging for oysters. Enjoy
live music by local artists and great food from local vendors.|
The lovely fall weather combined with the beautiful setting at the Chesapeake
Bay Field Lab on Island Creek, St. George Island, provided the perfect
backdrop for the event in both 2005 and 2006. Many in attendance took advantage
of the local fisher culture by listening in on talks led by Island Captain
Francis “Jackie” Russell.
While we may have been testing our boots in 2005, last fall we charted the
course for “annual” status for RiverFest. More than 400 people came to St.
George’s Island and enjoyed the workshops, displays, demonstration, and
hands-on activities. Many sailed on the skipjack and took home a rain barrel.
Mark your calendars because RiverFest 2007 is going to be even better—
September 29, 2007 at the Chesapeake Bay Field Lab. Shuttle service will be