Rain Barrel Workshop May 6 / Green Team News

Looking to Conserve Water and Do Something Good for the Environment?
Why not install a rain barrel . . . or Two!

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, University of Maryland Extension, North Beach Environmental Committee and Chesapeake Beach Green Team are pleased to offer a workshop on the practical uses for rain barrels and how they reduce the impact of runoff on our local waterways and Chesapeake Bay.
DATE: Sunday, May 6, 2018
TIME: 11:30am and 1:00pm
PLACE: Northeast Community Center (4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, Md 20732)
Participants will have the opportunity to pre-purchase rain barrels and learn the technique for later installation at home. Workshops are 45 minutes in length.  Pre-registration Recommended – Space Limited.  For more information contact Jackie Takacs, 240-393-6508.   To register, click here .   (additional service fees associated with online registration)

Registration Closes May 1, 2018

News from The Green Team (By Barbara Kete)  Now that winter is finally fading into memory it’s time to THINK  GREEN! We all know how important it is to the health of our Bay to control storm water run-off and stop excess  nutrients from entering waterways. An excellent way to do this is to replace grass and impermeable surfaces with native  plants in a buffer garden… (read more)

Chesapeake Beach Happenings

Employment Opportunities at the Town of Chesapeake Beach:  Are you looking for an opportunity to be outside for a couple hours a day helping to keep our Town clean? The Town Beautification Seasonal / Part Time Position is now available. If you are interested in being a part of a great team please contact Town Hall at (410) 257-2230 or click here .

The Waterpark is looking for Lifeguards – The Chesapeake Beach Water Park is currently hiring Lifeguards for the 2018 Season. Being a Lifeguard at the CBWP is a wonderful way to spend your summer and we offer Lifeguard certifications through our Water Park. All Lifeguards must be 15 years old by May 26, 2018. For more information, click here .

Fishing Creek Bridge update – The State Highway Administration (SHA) has confirmed that both southbound and northbound lanes are open for traffic. North bound traffic is running on the new bridge and south bound traffic will run on the old bridge for up to 2 more weeks. After this time period, both southbound and northbound traffic will run on the new bridge. Once all traffic is running on the new bridge, please expect the west side south bound sidewalk to be closed. SHA expects to operate under one lane intermittently during the next few weeks, but not for extended periods of time. 

ATTENTION LOCAL ARTISTS – Town Hall is looking for local artists to display their work in the atrium.

Please contact Marti Gilpin, Office and Community Involvement Coordinator at 410/257-2230 or mgilpin@chesapeakebeachmd.gov

On display in the atrium during April – Becky (Fulton) Ridgley

Taste the Beaches – For more information on the September event, visit the Town’s website or see us on  Facebook

Take the Broadband Demand Survey – The Southern Maryland Minority Chamber Foundation, in partnership with last Mile Broadband of Maryland LLC, was awarded a Rural Maryland Council grant to conduct Broadband Demand Surveys in Southern Prince George’s and in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.  The results of the surveys will help bring affordable high-speed broadband services to your community.  The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete.

To take the Residential Survey, click here .  To take the Business Survey, click here .

2018 Southern Maryland Child Car Seat Check-Up Events,  click here .

Tuesdays –Bingo at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. $5000 jackpot. Admission is $8.00 per person.  Doors open at 5 PM and Bingo starts at 7:30 PM. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information please call 301-855-0520.

THE FLOATING LOTUS CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) will be delivering this upcoming growing season to Chesapeake Beach.  For more information and to sign up for a vegetable share check out https://www.floatinglotusfarmstead.com .

April 19 @ 7pm. The Mayor and Town Council will meet in Town Hall Chambers.  For a printable copy of the agenda and supporting documents, click here .

April 20 – Lasagna & Spaghetti, $12. Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room. Public welcome. For more information, call (410)257-9878 or visit our website .

April 21 – Trophy Rockfish Season Opens!

April 21 – 10am to 1pm. Fishing Creek Clean-up — POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

April 23 @ 7:00pm -Walkable Community Advisory Group meeting at Town Hall

April 26 @ 7:00pm. – Green Team meeting in Town Hall Conference Room

April 27 – Chili & Baked Potato bar, $12. Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room. Public welcome. For more information, call (410)257-9878 or visit our website .

April 28 from 10m – 1pm. Bayfront Park Community Clean-up: In support of Earth Day (End Plastic Pollution) and to help prepare the Bayfront Park beach and boardwalk for the 2018 summer season, the Town of Chesapeake Beach is sponsoring a community clean-up event at the park. Please join us and help keep the town beautiful and our natural areas trash free. We will meet at Bayfront Park beach parking lot. Water, gloves, rakes, trash grabbers, and trash bags will be provided. Dress for the weather. If you have questions, contact Keith Pardieck (kpardieck@chesapeakebeachmd.gov).

April 28 – Motown Night – What’s your favorite tune?  The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a night with music by DJ Stephen Varney beginning at 7:30 p.m. until 11:30. The cost of $10 includes draft beer and sodas.  Tickets available at the door.  Public warmly welcomed.

April 30 at 6:30 PM in Chesapeake Beach Town Hall. Route 261 Bridge Relocation Meeting. CBOCS is involved in the relocation of portions of the existing route 261 bridge which is being removed this year.  During this meeting we will discuss the location for the relocation, the design of the structure, the signage to be created and the timing of the project.   After the meeting we will take a tour of various potential sites.

Help recognize May as ALS Awareness Month! Please join the Town by lending your voice to the fight against ALS as will build awareness and understanding of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.   For more information, click here .

May 12 from 8am to 12pm and every second Saturday through October (5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/8 and 10/13)  North Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary (NBVFDA) Clear your closets and make a few bucks! Or come and find the treasure of a lifetime at our yard sale! Tables are $15, or $25 for 2, and must be reserved in advance. To reserve a table, contact Diana after 5pm at 410-231-1775.


For more information on any of the above “Happenings,” contact Marti Gilpin (Office and Community Involvement Coordinator for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD)  410-257-2230  or via email  .