Coastal Bays Benefit March 10

BERLIN — A benefit for the Maryland Coastal Bays Program will be held at Burley Oak Brewery on March 10 starting at 6 p.m., featuring music by Days Gone By.

Classic Rock and Roll band members of Days Gone By will be donating their musical talent for the evening while guest bartenders Matt and Bert from the 19th Hole will be generously donating their time and talents serving Burley Oak Brewery product throughout the evening. Proceeds of product sales will be donated to the Maryland Coastal Bays Program.

MCBP is part of the National Estuary Program and represents a multiple decade commitment to restoring and protecting the bays behind Ocean City and Assateague. One of only 28 such programs nationwide, the program brings together citizens, local scientists, recreational and commercial fishermen, environmentalists, farmers, business leaders and government officials to create attainable goals for the watershed.

This year program plans include restoration projects of the Bishopville Dam and the Ilia Fehrer Nature Preserve, native plantings in Ocean City and Ocean Pines and citizen science monitoring projects of bay inhabitant counts including seals, terrapin turtles, horseshoe crabs and herons.

Maryland Coastal Bays Program has a host of activities coming up for volunteers including the Earth Day Clean Up and Plantings on Saturday, April 5, property maintenance projects from invasive weeding to path clearings and monofilament recycling.

For more information contact Sandi Smith at [email protected] or by calling 410-213-2297, ext. 107.