News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

Assistance for Families Impacted — The recent tragic events in Chesapeake Beach have led to an outpour of community members, civic organizations and local businesses seeking a channel to help the families impacted by the recent fires. For a FACT SHEET on assistance, click here .

Listed below are ways you can help: these methods are approved by the County and Town Hall. 100% of the proceeds go to the families impacted.

Non-Monetary Donations

Water, shelf stable food, personal care items, etc. accepted for the next two weeks Collection center: Northeast Community Center 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

Phone: 410-257-2554 Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Household items and other donations will be handled by Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee once housing is secured for the individuals impacted. More details will be available on specific needs pending those arrangements.

Monetary Donations United Way of Calvert County The nonprofit serves as the donation hub for relief efforts, working directly with Department of Social Services to provide support to victims. 100 % of donations will be provided to the families and there are no administrative costs being applied. Donate online at Website cause page:

You can text to give by texting ChesBeachFund to 91999; a link will appear for donating. For donations by check, include “Chesapeake Beach Fire Relief Fund” in the memo and mail to: P.O. Box 560, 530 Main St., Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Phone: 410-535-2000. Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Facebook fundraiser page: click here .

Chesapeake Beach Town Hall Drop off gift cards and donations for the victims made out to United Way of Calvert County 8200 Bayside Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 Phone: 410-257-2230 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; after-hours donations can be dropped off in the secure drop box.

Local businesses are encouraged to notify Town Hall if they are organizing a fund drive. Any entity that has set up a drive outside of the above fund drives please contact Town Hall so that funds can be moved to the United Way fund drive.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN GETTING 100% of funds to the families.

Free Boat Ramp Access to Town Residents –– The Mayor and Town Council are pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2019 Town residents will be provided free access to the public boat ramps located at 3820 Gordon Stinnett Ave. For more information and a link to the application (fillable form), click here .

The Town of Chesapeake Beach has vacancies on the Board of Appeals and the Zoning Commission that need to be filled. If anyone is interested please send your resume to the Town Clerk, Sharon Humm, via email or mail to Town of Chesapeake Beach, PO Box 400, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

The Town of Chesapeake Beach has canceled the bulk trash services bid MDTCB31043813. The Town has issued a RFP Open Market Bid MDTCB31043953 for bulk, trash and recycling services for municipal residents. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on April 17th at 9:00 AM at Town Hall 8200 Bayside Rd. Chesapeake, Beach MD. Sealed bids will be received April 25th 2019 at 10:00 AM at Town Hall. For more information contact Holly Wahl, Town Administrator (410)257-2230 or via email or visit eMaryland Marketplace bid number MDTCB31043953 .

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety is hosting free monthly training sessions to better prepare citizens of all ages for emergencies. Training focuses on active shooter, performing CPR and assisting injured persons prior to professional help arriving. For more information, click here .

Plant a Buffer Garden with FREE Trees! The Chesapeake Beach Green Team brings news of how to access FREE trees and provide a benefits to the beautiful Bay and its tributaries. For more information, click here .

Comprehensive Plan Community Engagement – We want to hear from residents! Please visit for up to date information from the Planning and Zoning Commission, complete a survey to provide your feedback and follow the Comprehensive planning progress. Please visit or call Town Hall for assistance completing the survey or if you would like a paper copy of the survey mailed to your home. A computer is available in the Town Hall lobby for ease of access to the survey.

The Chesapeake Beach Water Park is now taking sign-ups for Orientations for all Positions for the 2019 Summer Season. All interviews for all positions will be conducted at these Job Specific Orientations on the dates listed on our website. We hire starting at age 14 for Customer Service Specialists (CSSs), and Runners in the Food and Beverage Department. Grillers working in our Beachcomber Grille must be 15 years old. To sign up as a lifeguard you must be 15 year of age by May 25, 2019. Cashier’s must be 17 years of age. To sign up for the Orientation for the position of your choice visit our website . Working at the Chesapeake Beach Water park is a wonderful way to spend your summer!

April 8 @ 1pm – the Board of Appeals will hold a meeting at Town Hall.

April 9 at 6 pm Twin Beaches Opioid Abuse Awareness Meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

April 10 at 7 pm – Planning & Zoning meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

April 13 Green Team – Save the Date for Fishing Creek clean-up more info to come. Rain date April 27th.

April 15 from 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm. The Town’s Walkable Community Committee meeting will be held at Town Hall. Please Click Here to view the Committee’s proposals for increasing walkability within the Town. The Committee invites resident’s feedback as they further develop their priorities.

April 18th 7:00 pm Town Council Meeting Town Hall Chambers

April 19th – Good Friday, Town Hall Closed

April 20 @ 7:00 am – 5 K Run, Calvert County Recovery Supports 2nd Annual Rebelling Against the Stigma attached to substance abuse 5K. Location: Chesapeake Beach, Parking at Kellam’s Field Parking Lot . 1st 100 people to register get a free T-shirt. For registration, click here or Megan Sarikaya (410) 535-3079 x35.

April 23 from 2:30-6:30 pm (Save the Date) Town Hall Chambers BIOBLITZ presentation. More information to follow.

April 24 – 1 pm Ethics Committee meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

April 27 from 10 am-1 pm Bayfront Park Community Clean-up – Join your neighbors and friends at this family-friendly community event and help keep Bayfront Park pristine and clean. We will meet at Bayfront Park parking lot. Water, gloves, rakes, trash grabbers, and trash bags will be provided. Dress for the weather. If you have questions, contact Keith Pardieck

June 15 from 5 pm – 7 pm Bayfront Park Nature Walk & Talk Series: Coastal Geology of Calvert Cliffs and Bayfront Park Beach. Join Chesapeake Beach’s own Dr. Ken Rasmussen, Professor of Geology and Oceanography at Northern Virginia Community College, as he describes the ancient past recorded in our stretch of Calvert Cliffs, and the dynamic modern-day forces that continue to shape them today. Event suitable for ages 13+, minors must be accompanied by responsible adult. No pets please. The event is free but registration is required as group size will be limited to 15 people. To register or for more information (SOLD OUT), click here .

June 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. We are offering the first of two cruise dates for Summer 2019. We will be welcoming Dr. Ralph Eshelman, who is a specialist in maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay, War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, geology and paleontology. As we cruise he will fill us in on many interesting things about the Bay we all love. The cost is $32 per person. Children are welcome; there are no age limits, but these cruises are more suited for adults. Guests can bring small coolers with adult beverages, drinks and snacks. All cruises leave from the Rod ‘N’ Reel Dock located at 4165 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach MD 20732. For an event flyer, click here .

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