Meet Our Treasure the Chesapeake Sponsors!

By June 1, 2020July 7th, 2020News

The Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration has been a highly anticipated event for over 21 years. While we are all currently navigating uncharted waters, The Trust is reviewing every option in hopes of continuing the festivity for 2020. While we know for sure that our celebration will not look the same as in the past, we are committed to designing an exciting, enjoyable, and meaningful program to continue the tradition in 2020.

We could not do this alone. Our sponsors have remained stalwart in their support of our work and are a pivotal part of our ability to successfully continue our mission during unforeseen and challenging times. We invite you to read on and learn more about these exemplary industry enterprises.

Oyster Sponsors

Known for their remarkable environmental and health benefits, oysters are considered a keystone organism contributing to the habitat, water quality, and economy of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim (GCBS) has been a supporter of the Trust and our event for over 20 years. Held the second Sunday of June, the GCBS is one of America’s premier open water swim challenges traversing 4.4 miles across the Chesapeake Bay. While this year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19, it is confirmed for June 13, 2021 and spectators are encouraged to watch from Sandy Point State Park or the beach adjacent to Hemingway’s Restaurant on the Eastern Shore.

The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment is a family foundation believing in strategic infusions of funding and dedicating nearly 100% of grant dollars to the environment. “As citizens of the planet, we are compelled to participate in the protection of natural resources in the communities where we live.”

Osprey Sponsors

Top of the food chain, the Osprey is considered a good indicator of the health, abundance, and changes in the quality of the environment.

Founded in 2017, Elm Street Development has grown into one of the Baltimore-Washington region’s largest privately owned residential and mixed-use developers. Elm Street’s mission is to create communities where residents can thrive, play, connect, and grow. “We consider ourselves fortunate to operate in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We recognize the enormous stewardship responsibility that goes along with the spectacular location. It is an honor to be a sponsor of the Chesapeake Bay Trust since 2017.”

Rockfish Sponsors

Also known as Striped Bass, the Rockfish is prized by Chesapeake sport fisherman for their size and are Maryland’s most important commercial and recreational species.

Meadville Land Service, Inc. is considered one of the front running contractors in ecological restoration. For over 20 years, their sole focus has been to return balance to the natural environment. Core services include construction, restoration and mitigation of streams and wetlands, erosion control applications including bioengineering installation, reforestation through the installation of native trees and shrubs, and seeding with specialty mixes.

Canvasback Sponsors

One of the most striking of the waterfowl species, Canvasbacks are important members of healthy, aquatic ecosystems

Bayland shares the Trust’s mission to preserve and restore natural resources throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. A proud sponsor of our event since 2009, Bayland appreciates restoration’s positive effect on the environment, local community values and individual citizen stewardship. Providing a complete array of engineering and environmental services focused on ecological restoration and development of essential infrastructure projects located at the land-water interface, they are dedicated to smart and sustainable development.

EcoTone is an ecological restoration firm that designs and builds sustainable ecological solutions. ​Providing full-delivery ecosystem restoration, mitigation, design, construction, and consulting solutions, their areas of expertise include stream design and construction, wetland restoration, stormwater management, reforestation, wildlife habitat management, and mitigation credit banking. ​​As the industry’s preferred one-stop solution for ecological restoration projects they help navigate the regulatory process, minimize project costs, and deliver sustainable restoration solutions.

The Hatcher Group is a women-owned, full-service communications and marketing firm dedicated to inspiring social change for good. For nearly 20 years, we have developed and executed effective communications strategies for major national foundations, nonprofits, government agencies, and other mission-driven organizations. We proudly work with them to restore the environment; build healthy, sustainable communities; advance social justice; support working families; and improve education. We have been pleased to support the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s TTC event for eight years—their dedication to improving the natural resources of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region through environmental education, community engagement and local watershed restoration is critical now more than ever.

Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates is a full-service CPA and consulting firm serving the complete financial needs of Mid-Atlantic area nonprofit organizations, businesses, and families. We are happy to support the Trust’s efforts to protect the Chesapeake Bay and local watersheds by supporting the Treasure the Chesapeake event.

Textron Systems Corporation is part of the Textron Inc.’s family of powerful brands including Cessna, Beechcraft, Bell and E-Z-GO, we’re best known for innovative defense, government and aerospace technologies and services. Having been in the industry for more than 50 years, their business is all about people – the customers who rely on them and the exceptional team that brings their mission to life. Textron Systems is committed to the communities where they live and work and is proud to be a part of The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Treasure the Chesapeake event.

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey Tree Company, focuses on providing a full range of natural and cultural resource services to support client’s needs.  With an excellent reputation in the industry and representing a variety of disciplines, they are located in five office locations in Millersville, Maryland and Gainesville (headquarters), Richmond, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Their experience is extensive: since 1991 WSSI has worked on ±8,250 projects across ±310,200 acres creating and restoring over 1,000 acres of wetlands and designing ±282,000 linear feet (±53 miles) of stream restoration.

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