Volunteer of the Week – Howard Bernstein

Howard joined the CBEC team as part of the 2011 LIFE class. Since that time he has been very generous with his time and talents. Howard assisted with the Rain Barrel Sale, and then spent numerous hours with the summer camp program. It was hard to tell who was having more fun, Howard or the campers. His sunny disposition is infectious. When not busy with education programs, Howard has assisted with grounds maintenance projects, the grant committee and fundraisers. Most recently he was the reindeer greeting visitors for Saturday with Santa.

This past year Howard retired from his DC law firm where he practiced intellectual property law for 40 active years. Howard was looking for an area where he could “give back”. His love for the out-of-doors, the water and the Bay led him to CBEC. He is dedicated to the CBEC mission because he wants to help make sure our environment is here in good condition for his grandchildren.

As Howard puts it, “This summer I saw how much my 8-year-old granddaughter loved CBEC camp. I knew then I had made the right choice. Need I say more as to why I love helping CBEC?”

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC)

CBEC is a 510 acre wildlife preserve located in Grasonville that aims to “promote stewardship and sustainability through environmental education and habitat restoration.” The Center is open year-round to visitors and school groups to discover the wildlife and historic landscapes that characterize Maryland’s Eastern Shore. CBEC could not complete all its programs, projects, fundraisers, and events without the support of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, email Volunteer Coordinator Terry Otto, tmotto@atlanticbb.net. CBEC is located at 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville. You can reach them at 410-827-6694 or visit their web site at www.bayrestoration.org.