February 3, 2015 - Today, the Chesapeake Conservancy applauded the Obama Administration for including $37.8 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget to fund land conservation across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, which could conserve over 7,500 acres.
This will be the sixth training session since the program started in 2011, and the first in Dorchester County. The Chesapeake Conservancy and our partner, the Coastal Heritage Alliance, along with Dorchester County tourism professionals will provide instruction to watermen on topics such as thematic tour development, historic and cultural community asset identification, storytelling and heritage interpretation, maritime history, vessel survey, business plan development, and potential funding sources. In this community, there is also a special emphasis on African American watermen's heritage, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, and the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. The training was made possible thanks to funding from The Mid-Shore Community Foundation and the George B. Todd Fund.