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Join the Aquarium Conservation Team as we clean up the Chesapeake Bay and restore vital habitats for wildlife. Together we can make a difference!

Upcoming Events:

Masonville Cove Fall Festival

Masonville Cove Fall Festival - CANCELLED
Saturday October 3rd, 2015

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, please contact the Conservation department at (443) 386-8407.

Join the National Aquarium Conservation Team, along with our project partners, the Maryland Port Administration, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Environmental Service and Living Classrooms Foundation for our Fall Festival at Masonville Cove! Activities include a debris clean-up and a bay grass planting. You can even become a citizen scientist and learn about the wildlife inhabiting the waters of the cove through examining one of our oyster shell-filled Biohut! Have fun with fishing and archery. Get creative with face painting and a series of fall-themed arts and crafts. Bring your family and your friends and let’s explore Masonville Cove! Learn More

Pre-registration is required for this event. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. All volunteers under 18 years old will need to be supervised by an adult.

Conservation Events

Fort McHenry Field Day
Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Give a day for the Bay! Join the Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) for a field day at the Fort McHenry wetland! We will plant trees, maintain the butterfly and rain garden, remove debris from the wetlands, and much more. Data collected from this event will contribute to the International Coastal Cleanup.
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Conservation Events

Dune Restoration at Virginia Beach
Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

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Join the Aquarium Conservation Team to help restore valuable sand dunes! They protect land by acting as natural barriers to prevent erosion and absorb wave energy. Without this protection, soft coastline would rapidly disappear. Learn More

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Please contact conserve@aqua.org or (410) 576-1014 if you have questions or would like additional details.

Conservation Events

For questions or concerns, please contact conserve@aqua.org or (410) 576-1014

Saturday, October 10, 2015

10:00 AM Fort McHenry Field Day

Friday, October 23, 2015

9:00 AM Virginia Beach Dune Restoration

Saturday, October 24, 2015

9:00 AM Virginia Beach Dune Restoration

Friday, October 30, 2015

5:00 PM Hallowmarine

Saturday, October 31, 2015

10:00 AM Hallowmarine

Saturday, December 5, 2015

10:00 AM Dollar Days

Sunday, December 6, 2015

10:00 AM Dollar Days

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