Thank you to all who participated in our 14th Annual Rockfish Tournament and a special thank you to West Shore Yacht Center for hosting.  Congratulations to all the winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our awesome raffles this weekend at the Tiki Lee's 3rd Annual Rockfish Tournament!  Thank you to Tiki Lee's for allowing us to be a part of such a great event on beautiful Back River.

The BRRC Board and it's members would like to thank the entire @tikileesdock staff for allowing the BRRC to be a part of the "Shootout on the River" event held on Back River. The BRRC held a raffle for a $5k Southwest Vacation Gift Card, won by Dawn Hillyard, where the proceeds from the raffle will benefit the BRRC with restoration and educational efforts in restoring the health of Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.

Thank you Dylan Albright and Venture Crew 726 for building these awesome floating wetlands as part of project with BRRC.  These were built a couple of years ago, as you can see, the structures have held up wonderfully! We hope you all enjoy these as much we do.  We know the ducks love them.  Send an email to if you're interested in having one placed at your property. 

Thank you to the employees of Ceres Marine Terminals for connecting with BRRC to host a cleanup during World Ocean Month.  We pulled 36 bags of trash, 5 shopping carts, 3 tires, 3 pallets, 2 bikes and 1 porcelain toilet from Stemmers Run behind Aldi on Pulaski Highway.  All that in under 3 HOURS!  Those items totaled 1440 pounds of trash!   We look forward to being a part of many more events with your group in the future.

It's all about the river! 

Thank you to all who participated in our 10th Annual Golf Tournament at Rocky Point Golf Course. 

This year's winners are:

1st Place-Rob Kemp, Bob Ziemski, Mike McKinney

2nd Place-Kevin Sheckells, Bill Blondell, Scott Sheckells, Norm Vascovsky

3rd Place-Tom Kersch, Carol Kersch, Dave Shirley, Art Sanchez

Most Honest-Tyler Hawkins, Luke Brown, Dillon Aldridge, Chris Peranio

Closest to the pin Hole #4-Neal Herbert

Closest to the pin Hole#11-Dan Creed

Closest to the pin hole #7-Craig Poorbaush

Longest Drive Seniors-Fast Eddie

Longest Drive Mens-Calvin Hensler

Longest drive Ladies-Desiree Greaver

The cleanup event at Rocky Point on Saturday April 10, was another wonderful success.  Thanks to all of our volunteers who braved the rain in the morning and helped clean up one of our most beautiful local landmarks.  



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*For sunken boats, please call DNR at (410) 260-8888.

Donation goal

Goal: $75,000.00
Collected: $13,891.87


In 2009, stakeholders for the Tidal Back River Watershed worked together to create a plan for improving the health of the watershed.  Many individuals and groups were involved in order to address a variety of areas that relate to the health and well-being of the Tidal Back River Watershed.  In February, 2010, a final report regarding the SWAP (Small Watershed Action Plan) for the Tidal Back River Watershed was created.  BRRC was a significant stakeholder in this report along with various community groups and governmental agencies.  One strategy for improving the tidal basin was the installation of a boom/trash collector south of the beltway.  Efforts began to implement this strategy and the Boom at I-695 was operational by April 2011.  Five million pounds of litter and debris has been captured and removed by our dedicated boom crew since its inception.  This strategy has made a significant impact on the health of the tidal portion of Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.  For detailed information about the SWAP and our boom, check out our Boom Stats page.





  • Support for our mission to clean up the Tidal Back River Watershed which ultimately protects the health and well-being of the Chesapeake Bay
  • A membership ID card to carry proudly in your wallet
  • 10% off of items for sale in our online store
  • Recognition of your years of commitment to our cause


fundraising events

There are many ways in which BRRC gains financial support such as donations and memberships.  But we also host fundraising events throughout the year to bring everyone together for our cause, celebrate our victories, and recognize those whose efforts are changing the face of the Tidal Back River.  Our fundraising events include a Golf Tournament held in June, a Rockfish Tournament held in September, and a Shrimp Feast held in October.  Hosting these types of events are critical in supporting our efforts to cleanup Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.  Check out our Photo Album for pictures of past fundraising events.  As always, we thank our attendees for their continued support and enjoyment!

cleanup efforts

The locations for our cleanup efforts are determined by the communities in which the Tidal Back River Watershed exists.  We also target areas of repetitive litter and debris to maintain these areas from becoming worse over time.  Without our volunteers and members, our cleanup efforts could not be accomplished.  Members of Baltimore County government as well as local businesses also assist and identify areas of concerns.  Check out our Photo Album for pictures from previous cleanup efforts.  As always, we thank our volunteers, members, local government and businesses for their unyielding effort in helping us cleanup Back River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay!



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Back River Restoration Committee, Inc.

Back River Restoration Committee, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

EIN: 26-2595058

531 C Eastern Boulevard

Essex, MD 21221

Phone: 410.241.0259


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