Photos from the Feet for the Creek Walkathon

What a great first event! Thank you to participants, volunteers, and our sponsors–especially our host Annapolis Sailing School!–for our first big fundraiser: the Feet for the Creek Walkathon, Sunday, May 22. More than 50 walkers participated, and we raised enough money to pay for our summer programs. Next year, more walkers, a bigger beach party, and more ways to Speak for the Creek!

Thank you to Annapolis Yacht Sales, SpinSheet, Port Annapolis, Jabin’s Yacht Yard, Mears Marina, St. Luke’s Church, Allstate, Pet Valu, and our wonderful host, Annapolis Sailing School, for your sponsorship and to Guava Jelly for the great live beach-party music. Thanks to Mayor Mike Pantelides and Bob Agee of the City of Annapolis for completing the 6K walk. Their participation and interest in Back Creek Conservancy’s mission mean a lot to us. Thanks to Lisa Borre for the photos.


Five Ways You Can Help Back Creek Today

Five Ways You Can Help Back Creek Conservancy Now (even if you’re busy)

We’re hosting our first big fundraiser, the Feet for the Creek Walkathon on Sunday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’s a 6K walk around the creek (shorter route for kids) from Annapolis Sailing School to Davis’s Park, across from the Pub, where you will catch a boat back to the start, where there will be a food truck and live music.

Here are five ways you could help us to register 100 more walkers:

  1. If you are on social media, please share this link and encourage people to participate: LINK TO SHARE.
  2. If you’re free to join us next week, please sign up today for $25! SIGN UP HERE… and then tell 10 friends about it.
  3. If you’d like to volunteer, super! We still need 12 volunteers. VOLUNTEER SIGN UP HERE.
  4. If you can’t make it but would like to donate a little something, why not register anyway? It’s a $25 donation that would make a difference in our water quality monitoring and shoreline stewardship programs this summer. REGISTER
  5. If you’d like to give more, wow! We would be deeply appreciative. Here’s the SPONSORSHIP page.… You may also donate by clicking on the yellow “donate” button on the bottom right of any page of our website.

Questions? Email

Find all the details for Feet for the Creek on this page.

Sunday Afternoon Kind of Music on Back Creek

When we were looking for musicians for the Back Creek Conservancy’s Feet for the Creek Walkathon on May 21, we envisioned some happy kind of Sunday afternoon on the creek music that would work for both adults and kids… and we found just the right Annapolis band: Guava Jelly.

So when you’re done doing the 6K walk around the creek—or the shorter version for families with small children—you can come back to the starting point at Annapolis Sailing School, check out the food truck, enjoy a beverage, and relax to happy music with an island vibe. Below, find a promo video to give you a taste of the band’s style.

For registration and more information on the Walkathon, click here. For more about Guava Jelly, click here.

Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health

Check THIS out from the staff at the Mayo Clinic… Can you really walk your way to fitness? You bet! Get started today.

Know the Benefits
Physical activity doesn’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. For example, regular brisk walking can help you:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles
  • Improve your mood
  • Improve your balance and coordination
 The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits. …..AND, says your friendly Back Creek Conservancy volunteer, a good long walk is better when there’s live music, a food truck, and beer at the end, RIGHT??