Calling All Volunteers – Tidy Up Tilghman

Calling All Volunteers!!!

The directions for registering are as follows:

Please go the following link-

Once there, at the top of the page you will see an orange box that says Volunteer, click on it.

Once you click on it, it will say Register to Volunteer, go ahead and put in your information (When asked at the bottom how did you hear about PCS, put, Phillips Wharf)

Click Submit, and you will be emailed a confirmation email saying you registered.

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is hosting its first major event, Tidy Up Tilghman!!! It's going to be a day filled with community coming together to clean up our shorelines, roadways and to make a huge difference in our community and our beautiful waterways. It will take place on April 1st, 2017 from 9-1 pm at the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center classroom (6129 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman MD 21671). Come join us and be a part of something bigger that will forever affect the health of our Bay and surrounding watersheds. We want the generations after us to be able to enjoy the same things we have been able to and to help instill our mission at Phillips Wharf and good stewardship of the environment.

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