Breakfast on the Bay is a signature live talk Summer series that celebrates the companies, communities, and conservationists who live, work and play in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Thank you to our generous donors, this event is free and supports 50-years of on the ground work in Forests, Agriculture, Green Infrastructure, and Stewardship and Engagement. 

Breakfast on the Bay kicked off with a celebration of Native Plants! Joined by Beth Ginter, Executive Director of  Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, our staff experts Jordan Gochenaur and Laura Toddshared a vast presentation about the benefits of planting native, how to plant native, and their impact on the health of the Bay. They offered a handful of incredible resources including Native Plant Safari Cards and the Native Plant Center.

Next, we celebrated the history of the Bay with Dr. Walt Boynton at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. The talk included what the John Smith diet is, the dramatic change in subaquatic vegetation and oysters, and the impressive data that supports the resilience of the Chesapeake Bay.

You can watch the replay for both of these events on our YouTube channel. We look forward to hosting River and Trail Outfitters, Bobby Whitescarver and Jeanne Hoffman (and Val!), and Alewerks Brewing Company this July. If you are interested in other Breakfast on the Bay talks, you can visit our events to see the full list of talks and register for each one!