Assateague Coastal Trust
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Advocacy, Conservation, and Education

Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) works to protect and enhance the natural resources of the Atlantic Coastal Bays watershed 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


Offshore Drilling Hearings — Join Us In Annapolis


Assateague Island needs our help. It’s time for a new group of citizens to heed the call, work together, and let our voices be heard in opposition to offshore drilling. Assateague Coastal Trust plans to lead the charge.


There is a public meeting in Annapolis, Maryland on Monday, March 9th, from 3-7pm.

ACT is working to organize a group from the Eastern Shore to attend.  Will you join us?  Sign up to attend the meeting and stay informed about ACT’s work to oppose offshore drilling.

Read More & Sign Up >



Nature Explorer's Summer Enrichment Program

The Nature Explorers Summer Enrichment Program is a great way to learn about aquatic life, wilderness survival, plankton, colonial life, edible wild plants, and much more. Participants will go kayaking and boating, do nature art projects, and have lots of fun outdoors!

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Is the Water Safe?

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iPhone®, iPad®, & Android

We're all finished for the summer, see you in the spring!

Top Stories & News


Feb 
Environmental community lays out the economic case for protecting Maryland’s environment and Chesapeake Bay - Over 350 Marylanders ...Read More >
Feb 
11 
With the MD Legislative Session in full swing, it’s time to keep track of the good, the bad and the ugly legislative bills. We’ll keep this “Hotlist” from the MD League of Conservation Voters updated weekly for you! Read More >

Upcoming Events


Mar 
28 
Coast Kids: Tour the Wastewater Treatment Plant
Coord: (lat 38.3165 and long -75.2044)
See directions on description page
10:00am - 12:00pm
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Apr 
25 
Coast Kids: Earth Day at the Salisbury Zoo
755 S Park Dr., Salisbury, MD 21802
10:0apm - 4:00pm
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Mar 
9
Offshore Drilling Hearings
Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St.
Annapolis, MD
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Read More >


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.

More on the Coastkeeper >

A Model Community For Environmental Protection And Conservation

Grow Berlin Green (GBG) is a campaign dedicated to establishing the town of Berlin, Maryland, and surrounding areas as a model community for participatory environmental protection, conservation and smart growth.

The campaign includes events and activities designed to involve citizens, business owners and government officials to better build a foundation for citizen and policymaker participation.

The goals of GBG include improving understanding, engagement and activism among citizens and policymakers, increasing conservation efforts, improving natural resources management, reducing waste and increasing recycling.