Advocacy, Conservation, and Education
Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) works to protect and enhance the natural resources of the Atlantic Coastal Bays watershed through advocacy, conservation, and education.
The Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland & Virginia) coastal area is a fragile, constantly changing ecosystem. Maintaining the health of this ecosystem is critical to preserving the way of life that is unique to the shore.
ACT is committed to protecting our watershed to ensure clean waterways for humans and wildlife, quality public health, and sustainable economic growth now and for future generations.
We Appeal To You!
Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath, in which a boy's slingshot felled the giant and caused an invading army to flee. Some have linkened our Clean Water Act lawsuit against Perdue Farms Inc. to that story, with a small grassroots nonprofit facing an industrial agriculture giant to protect water quality in our backyard.
As most of you know, despite good faith efforts, we did not prevail in this battle to hold polluters accountable. We could not overcome the misleading rhetoric and polictical might of Big Chicken; nor a judge who was willing to admit that pollution was coming off the farm, but not willing to hold anyone accountable. Moreover, our integrity has been questioned and our reputation unfairly tarnished by the pernicious PR spin of our opponents.
More than 2,000 years ago, David toppled Goliath to protect his people and their land. Now it is our turn. In the accompanying newsletter, we explain what really happened in the lawsuit . . .Read More >
We Have A Job Opening!
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
ACT is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Office Manager/Administrative Assistant. Responsibilities include managing office and financial administration, assisting the Treasurer in managing the organization's budget and finances, managing the organization’s membership/donor database and assisting with membership communications and special events.
Proficiency in QuickBooks is required, and experience in non-profit IRS tax-exempt financial management is encouraged. We are looking for someone who has familiarity with the Sales Force data management program, however, proficiency in a donor/membership accounts database system is required. Familiarity of Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Word, Excel, Publisher) strongly encouraged. Prior experience in administrative/office and financial management also encouraged. Prior experience in environmental field a plus but not required.
ACT is a small nonprofit organization with a mission to promote and encourage the protection of the health, productivity, and sustainability of the coastal bays watershed of Delmarva through advocacy, education and conservation.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com with Administrative Director in the subject line or fax to 410-629-1059. By mail, send your resume and cover letter to: Assateague Coastal Trust, P.O. Box 731, Berlin, MD 21811, Attn: Kathy Phillips.
Defend Clean Water
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The Next Generation of
Our Coast Kids program is a hands-on environmental education program that provides opportunities for kids and their parents to directly experience coastal Delmarva, appreciate the majesty of the Coastal Bays ecosystem, and become engaged in the mission to protect our natural heritage.
The mission of Coast Kids is to help participants to develop a sense of place - a geographical and ecological awareness that will result in more enjoyment, and ultimately more stewardship of the environment.More on the Coast Kids >
An "On The Water Advocate"
For Our Waterways
The Assateague Coastkeeper® is your public advocate, protecting the Atlantic Coastal Bays for the people, plants, and animals who rely on clean and safe water.
The Coastkeeper® is an on-the-water monitor who patrols the watershed by boat in search of evidence of pollution or other water quality problems. The Coastkeeper® also reaches out to and engages citizens to provide additional eyes, ears and even noses to identify and report pollution sources.
You have a natural and legal right to water that is swim'-able, fish-able and drinkable. The Coastkeeper® is there to stand firmly on the side of you and your family to safeguard this right against polluters.More on the Coastkeeper >
A Model Community For Environmental Protection And Conservation
Grow Berlin Green (GBG) is a new campaign dedicated to establishing the town of Berlin, Maryland, and surrounding areas as a model community for participatory environmental protection, conservation and smart growth.
The campaign will include events and activities designed to involve citizens, business owners and government officials to better build a foundation for citizen and policymaker participation.
The goals of GBG include improving understanding, engagement and activism among citizens and policymakers, increasing conservation efforts, improving natural resources management, reducing waste and increasing recycling.