There are many ways in which BRRC gains financial support such as donations and memberships. But we also host fundraising events throughout the year to bring everyone together for our cause, celebrate our victories, and recognize those whose efforts are changing the face of the Tidal Back River. Our fundraising events include a Golf Tournament held in June, a Rockfish Tournament held in September, and a Shrimp Feast held in October. Hosting these types of events are critical in supporting our efforts to cleanup Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. Check out our Photo Album for pictures of past fundraising events. As always, we thank our attendees for their continued support and enjoyment!
The locations for our cleanup efforts are determined by the communities in which the Tidal Back River Watershed exists. We also target areas of repetitive litter and debris to maintain these areas from becoming worse over time. Without our volunteers and members, our cleanup efforts could not be accomplished. Members of Baltimore County government as well as local businesses also assist and identify areas of concerns. Check out our Photo Album for pictures from previous cleanup efforts. As always, we thank our volunteers, members, local government and businesses for their unyielding effort in helping us cleanup Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay!
working hard at the boom
THE BOOM AT I-695
In 2009, stakeholders for the Tidal Back River Watershed worked together to create a plan for improving the health of the watershed. Many individuals and groups were involved in order to address a variety of areas that relate to the health and well-being of the Tidal Back River Watershed. In February, 2010, a final report regarding the SWAP (Small Watershed Action Plan) for the Tidal Back River Watershed was created. BRRC was a significant stakeholder in this report along with various community groups and governmental agencies. One strategy for improving the tidal basin was the installation of a boom/trash collector south of the beltway. Efforts began to implement this strategy and the Boom at I-695 was operational by April, 2011. Two million tons of litter and debris has been captured and removed by our dedicated boom crew since its inception. This strategy has made a significant impact on the health of the tidal portion of Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. For detailed information about the SWAP and our boom, check out our Boom Stats page.
THE BEAUTY OF BACK RIVER