Events and Happenings

Our Annual Celebration & Chowder Fest is coming soon!  We’d love to see you on Thursday, September 20th, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Join us for a tour of the grounds at the Great Bay Discovery Center, an update on our accomplishments over the past year, door prizes, and a bowl of warm clam or vegetarian chowder alongside refreshments.  Find directions to the Center here!  No RSVP required.

An enormous thank you to Newick’s, Me & Ollie’s, and Tendercrop Farm for their generous donations.

Please join us Wednesday, September 19th or September 26th, at Robert’s Maine Grill for their community supper!  Get an amazing three-course meal for $16 and help support the Stewards (keep an eye out for the menu here)!

Enter to win!  As part of the Great Bay 5K, we are holding a raffle for a fabulous inflatable stand-up paddleboard – valued at over $1000!  Buy tickets when you register, or online via PayPal here.  The drawing will be held on October 27th, the day of the 5K.

Presentations, lunches, programs for kids and more: check out our blog for what is happening down by the Bay!

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Our regularly scheduled annual fundraising events are as follows!

Great Bay 5K

Great Bay 5K

The Great Bay 5K is an annual fundraiser for the Great Bay Stewards, in support of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Great Bay Discovery Center.

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR) is part of a national network of protected areas and promotes long-term research, education and stewardship throughout the Great Bay estuary and is supported by the Great Bay Stewards, a non-profit friends group.

Great Bay Art Show

Annual Great Bay Art Show

Each year, the Great Bay Stewards hosts an annual Art Show with proceeds supporting the Great Bay.