The Back Creek Conservancy improves, conserves, and speaks for Annapolis’s Back Creek and its watershed, to make it a healthier place to live, work, and play in harmony with nature.

In 2015, a group of citizen volunteers took the necessary steps to form the Back Creek Conservancy, which is now a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

Check out our drone’s-eye video of Back Creek for a perspective on the challenges facing this Chesapeake Bay tributary and its watershed. We invite you to view this video and learn how you can help.

Why Establish the Conservancy?

Annapolis is the center of Maryland’s recreational boating scene and is known as America’s Sailing Capital. Polluted waterways cannot coexist with this vision of Annapolis.

Citizen advocacy on behalf of the waterways improves water quality, as exemplified by the Spa Creek Conservancy and countless Riverkeeper programs around the Chesapeake Bay region and the US.

Conventional wisdom has it that 1,500 recreational vessels are stored or moored in the creek. This is a great challenge and opportunity for Green boating education, maintaining Annapolis as a world-class yachting destination with the economic benefits that brings.

Join us to Speak for the Creek!

Explore this site to learn more about what is being done to protect and restore Back Creek and its watershed and how you can get involved.




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A copy of the current financial statement of the Back Creek Conservancy, Inc. is available by writing to the Back Creek Conservancy, P.O. Box 5442, Annapolis, MD 21403 or by phoning 410.443.8270.

Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, telephone 410.974.5534.


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  • 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    301 Chester Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA

    301 Chester Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA

    BCC invites anyone who lives, works or plays along the Creek to join us for a free drink & snacks and learn more about the BCC! Wednesday, February 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Seafarers Yacht Club, 301 Chester Avenue in Eastport. Download the invitation.

  • 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2700 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA

    2700 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA

    On February 25, 2017 the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation will present the seventh annual Marine and Maritime Career Fair at Annapolis High School with support from title sponsors, the Marine Trades Association of Maryland and the Living Oceans Foundation. Over fifty organizations will be on hand to discuss careers in the Marine Trades and the Maritime Sciences as well as educational and apprentice opportunities.

    This terrific event is free for all students in Grades 6 – 12 as well as recent high school graduates and college students from the Maryland and Chesapeake Bay region.

     Career Fair Highlights

    • Network with Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Student Peers, Colleges, Training Programs, Internship Opportunities!

    • Hands-on Experiences!

    • Learn about Marine & Maritime Scholarships, the MTAM Pre-Apprenticeship-Summer Internship Training Program & more!

    • Attend Special Sessions on the vast array of marine & maritime career pathways including STEM –focused professions & Marine Trades!

    • Win Grand Door Prizes (Pre-Registration & Completion of On-site “Career Challenge” required for eligibility). Many Door Prize Opportunities for All Pre-Registered Students.