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Poplar Island Trip
Poplar Island Trip

Wed, Sep 25


Tilghman Island

Poplar Island Trip

Experience a boat ride to and a guided tour of Poplar Island! Formally named the “Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island,” this active construction site is an international model for the beneficial use of dredged material.

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2024, 8:45 AM

Tilghman Island, 21548 Chicken Point Rd, Tilghman, MD 21671, USA

About the event

RSVPs open on Thursday August 8, 9:00 a.m.

Limited to 24 participants. 


Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project, 8:45 a.m. - Noon

Tour boat departs Tilghman Island for Poplar Island, 8:45 a.m.

The Poplar Island tour focuses on details related to the use of dredged material from the shipping channels of the Baltimore Harbor to restore the eroded habitat of remote islands of the Chesapeake Bay. Our tour guide will cover erosion rates, the process of habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, and species diversity. Participants also learn about the cultural history on the Chesapeake from the 1600s through today, including how the Poplar Island chain hosted first a thriving Bay community and later a retreat for politicians, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Tour boat departs Poplar Island for Tilghman Island, Noon.

Chesapeake Landing Restaurant, 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. (Optional)

Family owned and operated for over 30 years!

Chesapeake Landing Restaurant and Seafood Market is a favorite destination for locals and out of town visitors, offering the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a great Eastern Shore meal.


Level = Easy (board a boat, step on a bus, walk short distances).

Self-drive to Tilghman Island, optional carpooling.

Free tour. Self-pay at restaurant.

Please contact us if you need to cancel or have any questions

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