On December 9, Reliable Contracting joined other local businesses and organizations in honoring some of the Chesapeake Bay’s biggest advocates. This year marked the very first of what is to become an annual celebration: the Chesapeake Conservancy’s Chesapeake Champions Awards Dinner. The dinner was held to acknowledge the efforts of the Conservancy to improve the overall health of the Bay and to pilot new programs to raise awareness and funds for the maintenance of a healthy watershed as well.
Some of the featured honorees of the night included those who had worked to launch the Conservancy’s signature project, the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. This trail was designed with the connection between people and the watershed in mind and serves to reinforce the all-important link between the two. The Conservancy has worked to protect the land around the trail and preserve it for future generations with help from many different collaborators, including the National Park Service, the National Geographic Society, and local businesses like Reliable that are committed to our state’s well-being.
Awards and Recognitions
The work of the Chesapeake Conservancy will impact the Bay for the better in the coming years. In highlighting specific companies and individuals at the December 9th dinner, the Conservancy sought not only to honor their work but to point to the need for its continuation. The Conservancy gave out three major awards that night: First, the Chesapeake Champion Company Award, which was presented to Skyline Technology Solutions. Skyline is a main supporter of the Osprey Cam, a livestream webcam that brings a fascinating aspect of bay life to screens all over the world. The Chesapeake Champion Individual Award was given to Keith Campbell, the Chairman of the Campbell Foundation for the Environment. The Campbell Foundation has, in this year alone, awarded almost $4 million to Chesapeake watershed organizations. Finally, the Chesapeake Champion Public Servant award was presented to Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski, who co-sponsored the bill that established the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and has tirelessly worked with the best interests of the Bay and its watershed in mind throughout her career.
Reliable Contracting is proud to be a sponsor of the Chesapeake Conservancy’s work.
Reliable Contracting Company serves the following and surrounding counties: Annapolis, Queen Anne’s, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Howard, Prince George, St. Mary’s, Talbot, and Washington D.C.