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 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:
If you are on social media, please share this link and encourage people to participate: LINK TO SHARE.
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.
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
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.
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.
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??
The Back Creek Conservancy has produced a new video to bring a new, drone’s-eye 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.
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,