Wet & Wild Auction to Benefit Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Every year over 15,000 students come to Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) to learn about the Bay and environmental stewardship. To continue this educational mission, CBEC needs the support of the community for its 8th Annual Wet & Wild Live and Silent Auction fundraiser on Saturday, September 22, from 4 to 8 pm in CBEC’s Education and Arts Building in Grasonville.

In honor of the beautiful setting at CBEC, this year’s theme is “An Autumn Garden Party.” Tickets for the event are $85/person, which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and cocktails. Attendees will also get a chance to bid on unusual and unique auction items.

CBEC encourages community members and businesses to support the event by becoming sponsors or by donating auction items. CBEC is one of the last pristine areas on the Chesapeake Bay, and it’s right here in our own backyard!

CBEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental education, research and restoration for the benefit of the Chesapeake Bay. The center offers 4 miles of hiking trails for walkers, joggers, bikers, and nature enthusiasts to enjoy a myriad of habitats ranging from freshwater ponds, wetlands, forests, to meadows. For more information about CBEC or to become a member, visit bayrestoration.org.

To purchase tickets, to become a sponsor, or to donate an auction item for the Wet & Wild Auction, email jwink@bayrestoration.org or call 410-827-6694.

In photo: CBEC’s Wet & Wild Auction committee members gather at CBEC to plan the upcoming event set for Saturday, September 22 (left to right): Leilani McGrath, Kathy Comegys, Annette Potts, Eileen Nonemaker, Kathy Deoudes, Carolyn Case, Kate Halla, Susan Vianna, Merry Tobin, Diana Carlson, Sherry Black-Thomasson, Judy Wink, and Howard Bernstein. Committee members not pictured: Vicki Paulus, Katey Nelson, Angie Bechtold, Leigh Longenette, Alisa Pipkin, and Gail Ruppe.