Assateague Coastal Trust
ACT To Protect Our Coastal Bays
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Advocacy, Conservation, and Education

The Assateague Coastal Trust’s mission is to promote and encourage the protection of the health, productivity, and sustainability of the coastal bays watershed of Delmarva through advocacy, conservation, and education.

The Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland & Virginia) coastal area is a fragile, constantly changing ecosystem. Maintaining the health of this ecosystem is critical to preserving the way of life that is unique to the shore.

ACT is committed to protecting our watershed to ensure clean waterways for humans and wildlife, quality public health, and sustainable economic growth now and for future generations.

Featured Events


Wild & Scenic Film Festival Aims to Inspire, Amaze and Amuse

Buy 3 tickets in Advance and Get a 4th Ticket for Free

Picture yourself riding in a fragile dory navigating the raging rapids of the mighty Colorado River as it carves its way through the Grand Canyon. Feel the spray from a wilderness waterfall as you balance precariously on a swaying slackline. Soar the air currents high above the Chesapeake with a majestic osprey as it delivers its fresh catch to a hungry nestling.

These and many more dazzling, dizzying, compelling and even comedic images will come to life at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, making it’s sixth Ocean City appearance at Seacrets Morley Hall on Thursday, November 17th.

You can order tickets in advance via our online order form or by phone.

For more information, call us at 410-629-1538.

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We'll begin monitoring our beaches after Memorial Day

Upcoming Events

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Seacrets Morley Hall, Ocean City, MD
Doors open at 6:00pm
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Coastkids: Build a Bird Feeder
Environmental Education Center
10:00am - 12:00pm
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Coast Kids: Visit the Alpaca Farm
10304 Caleb Rd., Berlin, MD
2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Coast Kids: Winter Adaptations &
Christmas Parade Workshop

Please see the info for locations
Events begin at 2:00pm
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The Next Generation of
Environmental Stewards

Our Coast Kids program is a hands-on environmental education program that provides opportunities for kids and their parents to directly experience coastal Delmarva, appreciate the majesty of the Coastal Bays ecosystem, and become engaged in the mission to protect our natural heritage.

The mission of Coast Kids is to help participants to develop a sense of place - a geographical and ecological awareness that will result in more enjoyment, and ultimately more stewardship of the environment.

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An "On The Water Advocate"
For Our Waterways

The Assateague Coastkeeper® is your public advocate, protecting the Atlantic Coastal Bays for the people, plants, and animals who rely on clean and safe water.

The Coastkeeper® is an on-the-water monitor who patrols the watershed by boat in search of evidence of pollution or other water quality problems. The Coastkeeper® also reaches out to and engages citizens to provide additional eyes, ears and even noses to identify and report pollution sources.

You have a natural and legal right to water that is swim'-able, fish-able and drinkable. The Coastkeeper® is there to stand firmly on the side of you and your family to safeguard this right against polluters.

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A Campaign To Keep Airguns
Out Of The Atlantic Ocean

The Obama administration is proposing to open the waters off Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia to offshore oil and natural gas production beginning in 2017.

While the proposed leasing sites are outside of Assateague Coastal Trust’s operating region, the impacts of drilling and the threat of a potential spill are very real for Assateague Island, our coastal eco-system, and economy.

Here we hope to provide some information on the impact offshore drilling could have on our environment and economy and why we think offshore drilling is the wrong decision for our future.

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