July 2018 Events at CBEC

Paddlepalooza, July 14th, 2018
Registration Is Open till Friday, the 13th!
Don’t Paddle but want to enjoy the Band, Food, and Beer? Join the Lounge Chair Regatta at the Lakeside Pavillion and take advantage of the Landlubber Special: $20 for a Bottomless Cup of Beer

For more information and to register today:


Farewell Party For Blackwater Distilling and Celebration of Partnership with CBEC

July 15th, 12pm-6pm


It’s a party celebrating a partnership with Blackwater Distilling and CBEC for the benefit of the Bay.

Where: Blackwater Distilling 184 Log Canoe Circle in Business Park, Stevensville, MD

When: July 15

Time: 12 noon- 6:00 pm

Enjoy music, free distillery tours and tastings, craft cocktails, food and a preview of what’s to come with CBEC- Blackwater partnership and the opening of Blackwater Distilling and Tavern at a new location.  Food by Smoke, Rattle & Roll and beverages by Blackwater Distilling.

Creepy Crawlers:  Pre-School Gardening Program
“Friend or Foe?”
July 16th 10am

Discover which bugs are helpful and which are not.  Help us start pumpkin vines for Halloween!

Cost is $3 to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this program:

Guided Hike
The Summer Salt Marsh and Intro to Nature Journaling
July 19th 10am

Join us for a guided hike on CBEC’s 510 acre peninsula for this unique opportunity to discover some of the natural features and treasures found on our property. A docent will lead participants on a journey to explore discover  how globally rare salt marsh habitats are special places to birds and other wildlife, and are indispensable to humans, as well. Let’s invite the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of CBEC’s spectacular salt marsh into our curious minds, as we record our experiences of this unique habitat, throughout the seasons, in our personal nature journals. The hike distance is approximately 3/4 mile and terrain is hard packed trail, boardwalk, and sandy beach.  Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, journal with pencil, and binoculars. Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center.  See the upcoming 2018 schedule to find a topic of interest for you.  Check back for udpates on hikes that do not list a topic yet!

Cost is FREE to CBEC Members, $5 for Non Members

Pre-Registration is required as there is a minimum and maximum for this trip:

Guided Kayak Trip
July 19th at 5:30pm

An ACA Certified Kayak Instructor and Certfied Interpretive Guide will guide you through basic kayak instruction and then lead you on a paddle to explore the watershed of Marshy Creek. While kayaking, you may encounter wading birds, waterfowl, and migratory raptors hunting the marshlands. Other common sightings include otter, muskrat, terrapin turtles, mating cownose stingrays, schooling silversides, undulating jellyfish and slithery water snakes! If nothing else, the ebb and flow of the tide through gently swaying marsh grass is the sure remedy for nature-deficit disorder! Guided trips are offered two times a month from May through October during the 2018 season. These trips are for beginner to intermediate kayakers and include instruction on equipment, paddling/safety techniques, and loading and unloading the vessels. The experience will give you up to two hours of paddling time with a self-provided snack break at the halfway point.
Pre-registration is required by completing the form:

For questions contact: Courtney Leigh at cleigh@bayrestoration.org.

ACA Level I
Introduction to Kayaking Instruction Course
July 29th 10 am – 5 pm

Course Overview:  This American Canoe Association course is designed for beginner to intermediate kayakers who wish to develop skills of safe, responsible, and enjoyable kayaking on the following crafts: traditional decked kayaks, inflatables, and sit on tops. Note: Use of spray-skirts is not part of this course. This is being offered as a Skills Course with optional Assessment for an additional fee. Assessment provides the participant with the opportunity to receive documentation of having achieved a certain level of paddling ability.

Course Content:

Pre-Paddling Preparation, Equipment Overview, Stroke Development, Maneuvers, Self-Rescue, Rules of The Water

Course Setting:

Class size minimum of 5 and maximum of 15, 2 hours of dryland instruction, 3 hours of on-water instruction on calm, flat water, Certified ACA Kayak Instructors at a ratio of 5 to 1.

Course Cost:

Skills Course: $65 For CBEC Members (Includes use of our Kayaks and Equipment)*, $70 For Non CBEC Members*

Assessment Fee: Additional $20*

Kayak and Equipment Rental Fee:  $20
To register: https://www.bayrestoration.org/american-canoe-association-kayak-instruction-programs/