Days of Service Clean-up Day Sykesville Rotary Club

On Sept 18, several St. Paul's members teamed up with Sykesville Rec. & Parks and The Sykesville Rotary Club for a town clean-up day. Trash was cleaned up all along Main St, Church St, Springfield Ave, Sandosky Rd, Oklahoma Rd, the Mac Parking lot, and the Memorial Garden at St. Paul's was weeded.

Thanks to all who participated! It is our responsibility to clean our environment and keep trash from getting into our waterways, and eventually into the Chesapeake Bay.


Days of Service Oyster Cage Building

LaPlata, Leonardtown, Lexington Park, and Prince Frederick Rotary Clubs Host Oyster Cage Building Service Day

On Saturday, September 18th, District 7620’s Southern Area Rotary Clubs joined over 1500 individuals and communities who are committed to a cleaner Chesapeake Bay by participating in the Maryland Grow Oysters Program. Through this program, the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association and the Oyster Recovery Program have planted more than six million baby oysters in the St. Mary’s River and one million in the Breton Bay. Once the oysters are about one inch in size, individuals and volunteers plant them into sanctuaries where they are safe to filter the water, establish reef structures, and vibrant environments that provide breeding and enhance the commercial fishery. 

Southern Area Rotarians gathered at 8:30 am to begin their work to assemble one hundred oyster cages in support of the MGO program. The Clubs partnered with the Southern Maryland Watershed Association and the Oyster Recovery’s Program for this bay stewardship service event. Bob Lewis, a non-Rotary member, and Executive Director of the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association provided instructions for and guidance with building the cages. 

Ten Rotarians and two non- Rotary members participated in the cage building project. The non-Rotary participants included the Executive Director and spouse, the photographers for the service day, and the spouse of a Prince Frederick Rotarian. The group successfully built one-hundred cages in 90 minutes. It was a beautiful day, and the activity went extremely well. It was also an opportunity for members of the four Rotary Clubs to spend time together for fun, fellowship, and service. Photos are also on the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association’s Facebook Page, one of the partners for this service day.


Days of Service Clean Up Day with the Rockville Club

Rockville Rotarians and their family members joined the Rockville Rotary Fall Stream Cleanup at the WB-3 segment of the Upper Watts Branch Park today to celebrate "World Rivers Day" and to honor D7620 Monthly Service Days - September Service Day designated for Stream Cleanups. 

The weather was perfect for the activity. We had another great day out in the nature, enjoyed the peace and quiet of the stream and the forest, observed interesting natural phenomenon and collected 11 bags of trash. We worked in teams, watched out for each other, helped each other to reach to the trash that one of us would spot and felt great about serving our community, our City and our environment.

Thank you Rockville Rotarians for making this event a success.

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Days of Service South Anne Arundel Club Recycles Oyster Shells

The South Anne Arundel club is working on a recurring basis with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at the Maryland Oyster Restoration Center in Shady Side to further its mission to restore the Chesapeake Bay environment. Specifically the Club recycled oyster shells for use in repopulating beds and helped build metal cages used in the oyster bed reclamation.


Days of Service Baltimore Club Cleans Up Neighborhood


Upcoming Monthly Service Days – Third Saturday’s

August  – Food Drive
September  – Watershed/Community Clean Up
October – Polio Awareness Event / Food Drive on local Recreational and High School Sports Fields
November – Partnership with YMCA of MD and Toys for Tots for a Food / Coat / Toy drive for holiday giving
December – Partnership with American Red Cross /Blood Drive


Aug 21 Food Drive Poster
Sept 18 Clean Up Day Poster
Oct 16 Field Day Food Drive Poster