The Green Team is committed to boosting the club’s environmental literacy and to engage with our local community. Our goals for environmental education and outreach include:

  1. Continually educate EYC members about best practices in living sustainably, operating the club efficiently, and minimizing the club’s impact on the fragile Chesapeake Bay.
  2. Enrich the lives of EYC members by providing periodic environmental presentations, films, and events.
  3. Keep EYC members informed about local conservation and restoration efforts in the Eastport region and around the Bay. Provide opportunities for EYC members to participate in community projects related to environmental conservation and restoration.
  4. Engage all committees and club management to ensure that “green” considerations are given to all EYC activities, including house events, regattas, cruise events, and use of marina and grounds.
  5. Participate in creek, river and bay conservation/restoration projects through the Severn River Association, Back and Spa Creek Conservancies, and the various Chesapeake Bay conservation organizations.
  • Lectures & Films
    • The EYC Green Team conducts an environmental lecture series and screens films periodically on various environmental topics. These programs are extremely popular at the club, typically with standing-room-only crowds!

      We are building a video library of our lectures. Please visit the EYC Youtube Channel to view some or our favorite lectures.

  • Workshops & Events
    • The EYC Green Team periodically conducts environmental workshops and special events. In April 2018, EYC convened a workshop entitled “Annapolis Area Waters – Building a Bay Stewardship Partnership with support from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Back Creek Conservancy and the EYC Foundation. Thirty-eight individuals from 24 organizations participated in the workshop including leaders from the Back Creek and Spa Creek Conservancies, the Severn River Association, the three Riverkeeper organizations, city and county officials, the three major yacht clubs and experts from NOAA Chesapeake Bay Program, Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative, Chesapeake Conservancy and Chesapeake Commons.

      EYC Commodore Ed Wells welcomed the participants and Mayor Gavin Buckley provided opening remarks. The morning session focused on presentations by the local organizations on their programs and future plans. The afternoon session featured panel discussions on four issue areas: Water Quality, Oyster Habitat, Living Shorelines/Bay Grasses and Pollution Abatement.

      The workshop concluded with a plenary discussion of follow-up actions and next steps. Collaborative partnership projects were identified for each issue area and at a more general planning level (e.g. establishing a joint Geographic Information System (GIS) workgroup and providing input to the City Council, County Council and state legislature regarding environmental priorities). For more information, please read the Workshop Proceedings.

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