Molly Winans, Mark Travaglini, David Barker (president BCC board), Brett Cureton (premier of the MRE!), Stephanie Moore, and Dick Peterson.

Molly Winans, Mark Travaglini, David Barker (president BCC board), Brett Cureton (premier of the MRE!), Stephanie Moore, and Dick Peterson.

Wow! We had no idea that the Maritime Republic of Eastport, commonly known on the peninsula as the MRE, raised so much money for the community for its annual .05K Bridge Run! Yesterday, several members of the MRE board met at the Back Creek Conservancy’s lab/office at Port Annapolis for the official check presentation. The MRE donated $3600–the most ever made from this event–to BCC. The event itself, May 8, was held one of those rare hours in May with no rain, and more than 100 runners showed up for this entertaining, athletic event that in the true spirit of the MRE makes for “fun with a purpose.” Here are some photos from the run.

THANK YOU to the MRE and to all runners who crossed the finish line. This donation will be put to good use immediately as we implement our Back Creek Watershed Action plan and speak for the creek!