[fullwidth background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” ]Spend a day with the Alliance on a field trip to Poplar Island, a model Bay restoration and conservation site. Interpretive sign, Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island, Md. Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay ProgramOn Friday, April 4, we will meet at the docks on Tilghman Island (21548 Chicken Pt Rd, Tilghman, MD 21671) at 8:30 am for a 25 minute boat ride to Poplar Island, tour this impressive restoration by bus and return to Tilghman by about noon. This is a unique opportunity for Alliance members! Northern pintails flying over marsh during winter. Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay ProgramGuests will be registered on a first-come, first-serve basis, SO REGISTER NOW for the 20 spots that are available. Please mark your calendars for this Spring event and please read the important details below:

  • Poplar Island is not ADA accessible.
  • Tours run rain or shine.
  • The boat will leave promptly at the scheduled time.
  • You may bring snacks but the tour does not include lunch.

Please register with Lou Etgen, Maryland Director for the Alliance by email: letgen@allianceforthebay.org or by phone: 443-949-0575, no later thanMarch 21, 2014.

We will confirm availability with you and we will forward additional information regarding the tour. We look forward to seeing you at this Alliance Spring Member Event![separator bottom_margin=”10px” ]Poplar IslandPoplar island is a unique place in the Chesapeake Bay. “Part construction site, part mud pit and part wildlife refuge, the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island, MD, tackles two unique challenges in the Chesapeake Bay.” To learn more about Poplar Island check out the beautifully photographed and written Photo Essay: Poplar Island restoration brings critical habitat back to Bay and watch the video From the Field: Building bird nesting habitat on Poplar Island, Maryland.[vimeo id=”37958136″ width=”900″ height=”350″ autoplay=”yes” ][/vimeo]