Become a Member Today

As a private, non-profit organization, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center receives no government funding and relies entirely on memberships, grants and donations to fund our educational programs, maintain the Fishmobile, sponsor lectures, and support member activities.

Your membership will help Phillips Wharf to:

  • Expand our first rate, hands on educational activities.
  • Provide a new aquaculture learning experience for watermen and the public.
  • Retain a working waterfront on Tilghman Island to provide sustainably harvested seafood.
  • Increase participation in our oyster growing program to restore oyster beds in the Bay.
  • Encourage and demonstrate conservation landscaping practices.

As a member of Phillips Wharf, you are offered exclusive opportunities to visit the center with friends and family as well as pre-sales opportunities on some of our wonderful events like Oyster Fest.

  • Executive Director Kelley Cox explains the oyster upweller to visitors and its important function in the lifecycle of oyster farming. Picture credit: Deena Kilmon
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Want to Learn More About How You Can Help?

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is always seeking volunteers to help with events, activities and opportunities around the campus. Visit our how to help page for more information on how you become a steward of the bay!

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