Recent Posts by Tracey Johns

Learn about Chessie at Phillips Wharf Feb. 15

(TILGHMAN ISLAND, MD – Feb. 10, 2020) Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island, Md. is inviting the public to its Sat., Feb. 15 Sip & Socialize Speaker Series for a talk on the Chesapeake Bay’s Chessie, and the story of the legendary serpent’s rise and fall, and the many ways in which the creature’s…
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Mallows Bay ghost fleet explored at Phillips Wharf Feb. 8

Photo Attribution: F Delventhal from Outside Washington, D.C., US [CC BY (].(TILGHMAN ISLAND, MD – January 31, 2020) Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island, Md. is inviting the public to its Sat., Feb. 8 Sip & Socialize Speaker Series for a talk on Mallows Bay, Beyond the Ghost Fleet. Each Sip & Socialize speaker…
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Learn to grow your own oysters this March 21

(TILGHMAN ISLAND, MD – January 27, 2010) Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island, Md. is offering a course on growing oysters from your own dock on Sat., Mar. 21 from 10 to 3 p.m., with oyster farmer Lawrence Rudner of St. Michaels, Md. leading the course. The event includes a shuck-your-own lunch of a…
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Falconry & Red-tailed Hawks at Phillips Wharf Feb. 1

(TILGHMAN ISLAND, MD – January 14, 2020) Eastern Shore Experience Owner and falconer Eric Werner kicks off Phillips Wharf's Sip & Socialize Winter Speaker Series on Sat., Feb. 1, at Phillips Wharf’s classroom on Tilghman Island, Md. The speaker sessions are free, with donations gratefully accepted. Werner will share details of the 4,500-year-old sport of…
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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