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Thank you for supporting Phillips Wharf Environmental Center and our mission to encourage, educate and engage Chesapeake Bay stewards of all ages through interactive experiences showcasing the ecosystem and its inhabitants, with a vision to enhance and sustain the Chesapeake Bay's ecosystems

As a private, non-profit organization, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center relies entirely on grants and donations to fund our educational programs, maintain the Fishmobile, sponsor lectures, and support our operations and activities.

 

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We accept any and all donation amounts and truly appreciate your support.  Consider making your donation in monthly or quarterly installments to create a more sustainable funding source for our programs throughout the year.

If you would like to make a larger donation but do not wish to do so online you can contact us directly by calling (410) 886-9200 or emailing [email protected] and we will be happy to make arrangements for your donation.

We understand that some supporters prefer to make their donation by check.  If you would like to do so please send your check to:

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
PO Box C
Tilghman, MD 21671

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization.
Donations are tax deductible.

Dear Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Supporter,

I want to share with you how Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is pivoting towards new horizons that strengthen our longevity into the future and make our educational programs much more accessible to diverse audiences.

In Phillips Wharf’s 14-year history – two challenges have remained constant—the rising costs of maintaining a waterfront campus and old buildings, and addressing the inaccessibility of Tilghman Island to many school systems and others unable to afford the cost or the time for the long trip from more urban areas like Easton.

With this in mind, Phillips Wharf’s Board of Directors have made a bold decision to ensure the sustainability of our future and educational programs by liquidating our assets on Tilghman Island—including the real estate and property—and re-focus the expected gains from the sale to re-open a location in Easton that the Board will determine.

Be assured—Phillips Wharf will always bring our students to meaningful interactions with the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem and inhabitants. We know technology and our FishMobile, for example, can bring experiences and education to more students when we can focus our operations more on education, and less on maintaining an underutilized campus with mounting deferred maintenance costs and more.

Phillips Wharf will continue to carry the essence of encouraging, educating, and engaging Chesapeake Bay stewards from a new location soon. In addition, we’ll be sure to share this exciting news when it comes to fruition with you.

In the meantime, thank you for caring about our students and the Chesapeake Bay as a natural resource and source of healthy seafood and productive jobs for the Shore’s residents. We are excited to bring the Chesapeake Bay closer to our students and the public in ways that are more meaningful. This is a bold step forward not only in Phillips Wharf’s survivability, but also in our thrivability.

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. You can reach me at [email protected] or 410-886-9200.

Warmest regards,

 

Matthew Albers

Board President, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center