Media Resources

Thank you for your interest in Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. If you would like to learn more about the history of Phillips Wharf, our education programs and our unique vision, please contact us at 410-886-9200 or missy@pwec.org to set up an interview.

Kelley Cox Founder and Executive Director

pwec-logo-250Kelley Phillips-Cox is the founder, president and executive director and a Marine Biologist who worked with various Chesapeake Bay Programs for more than 15 years prior to founding Phillips Wharf Environmental Center.
As part of a fifth generation family of watermen, Kelley combined her deep understanding of the importance of the Bay’s economic vitality with her science background to create

Phillips Wharf’s unique vision that seeks to combine environmental and economic sustainability.

Phillips Wharf recently launched a $5M capital campaign to fund the construction of a major new economic development and education center. Once completed, the center will house expanded aquaculture programs, advanced educational displays, and classrooms for our aquaculture job training program.

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We've decided to celebrate St. Patrick's Day Phillips Wharf style!!! Instead of having a presentation we will be offering a traditional Irish meal of ham and cabbage PLUS our very own Fisherman's Daughter Brand Oysters baked, grilled, and raw. Who wouldn't want to join us for a St. Patrick's Day dinner with a Tilghman Island twist?
Tickets are limited and cost $20. Price includes dinner, oysters, dessert, beer, wine, and other refreshments.
Get your tickets below or contact missy@pwec.org for more info.
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The Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island: Environmental innovation and ecological engineering are being used to place and shape dredged material in order to restore a once-disappearing island into a unique and thriving wildlife habitat within the Chesapeake Bay. Come and learn more about the process and environmental benefits of the Poplar Island project.

Most people from the area know about Poplar Island and I'm sure many of you have visited. Poplar Island was once almost eroded away but this project has saved the island and is rebuilding it to its former stature. Join us for a presentation about Poplar Island and I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

Mingling will start at 5pm with lights refreshments, wine, and snacks in the Phillips Wharf Classroom. Presentation will start around 5:30pm with time at the end for questions and discussion. This is a free event but donations are gladly accepted.
Seating is limited to the first 45-50 and after that will be standing room but don't worry if you want to be there we will find a spot to put you πŸ™‚

We hope to see you there!
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Die Hard: how a virus discovered in peeler crabs is helping us understand movement of blue crab across large distances.

Our Chesapeake blue crab is actually just one population of a species (Callinectes sapidus) that lives in western Atlantic estuaries from New England to Uruguay. Production of soft crabs, however, is arguably a local invention. A Tilghman audience will know that soft crabs are made by holding pre-molt animals (peelers) until they bust out of their old shell. Shedders know that about 10-25% of the time, peelers die before they molt. Scientists at the University of Maryland have discovered that nearly all of that mortality is associated with heavy infection with a virus called CsRV1. This knowledge has practical application in developing strategies to reduce peeler mortality. In addition, genetic analysis of the CsRV1 virus from widely different parts of the blue crab range has the potential to help us understand how blue crab disperse over large distances.

Eric Schott is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. To read more about Eric visit: www.umces.edu/eric-schott

Mingling will start at 5pm with lights refreshments, wine, and snacks in the Phillips Wharf Classroom. Presentation will start around 5:30pm with time at the end for questions and discussion. This is a free event but donations are gladly accepted.
Seating is limited to the first 45-50 and after that will be standing room but don't worry if you want to be there we will find a spot to put you πŸ™‚

We hope to see you there! You won't want to miss this πŸ™‚
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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center added an event.

Think of this presentation as a Phillips Wharf State of the Union. We will start with a brief history of Phillips Wharf and then we will spend time on each of our major focuses right now ; Education, Aquaculture, and Gardens. We want everyone to know what we have going on right now, our plans for this year, and our long term goals.

Mingling will start at 5pm with lights refreshments, wine, and snacks in the Phillips Wharf Classroom. Presentation will start around 5:30pm with time at the end for questions and discussion. This is a free event but donations are gladly accepted.
Seating is limited to the first 45-50 and after that will be standing room but don't worry if you want to be there we will find a spot to put you πŸ™‚

We hope to see you there! You won't want to miss this πŸ™‚
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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center added an event.

Gary Crawford, a local Fairbank resident and owner of Crawford's Nautical Books on Tilghman Island is always a favorite when it comes to a good presentation. He writes beautifully and many of his articles appear in the Tidewater Times. In the past he has brought us wonderful presentations such as "The 75 Ton Catch" and just last year a presentation on Sharp's Island.

He will be making a return appearance for this year's winter lecture series with a slideshow presentation and historical narration on The Bridges of Tilghman: The bridges that have spanned the Knapp's Narrows. You're not going to want to miss this as Gary's shows never disappoint.

Mingling will start at 5pm with lights refreshments, wine, and snacks in the Phillips Wharf Classroom. Presentation will start around 5:30pm with time at the end for questions and discussion. This is a free event but donations are gladly accepted.
Seating is limited to the first 45-50 and after that will be standing room but don't worry if you want to be there we will find a spot to put you πŸ™‚

We hope to see you there!
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