The Back Creek Conservancy improves, conserves, and speaks for Annapolis’s Back Creek and its watershed, to make it a healthier place to live, work, and play in harmony with nature.
In 2015, a group of citizen volunteers took the necessary steps to form the Back Creek Conservancy, which is now a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Check out our drone’s-eye video of Back Creek for a perspective on the challenges facing this Chesapeake Bay tributary and its watershed. We invite you to view this video and learn how you can help.
Why Establish the Conservancy?
Annapolis is the center of Maryland’s recreational boating scene and is known as America’s Sailing Capital. Polluted waterways cannot coexist with this vision of Annapolis.
Citizen advocacy on behalf of the waterways improves water quality, as exemplified by the Spa Creek Conservancy and countless Riverkeeper programs around the Chesapeake Bay region and the US.
Conventional wisdom has it that 1,500 recreational vessels are stored or moored in the creek. This is a great challenge and opportunity for Green boating education, maintaining Annapolis as a world-class yachting destination with the economic benefits that brings.
Join us to Speak for the Creek!
Explore this site to learn more about what is being done to protect and restore Back Creek and its watershed and how you can get involved.