Want to name the osprey?

GreatGive.FINALwebBeen watching Audrey and her eggs? Feel like the osprey have become your family? Hoping to name one of the chicks? Well now is your chance! Announcing the OSPREY CHICK NAMING CONTEST during the GREAT GIVE!

Today is the start of the GREAT GIVE – a 24 hour giving marathon from May 15 at 7 pm through May 16 at 7 pm. This is your chance to support all the great work the Chesapeake Conservancy is doing. While you may know them best for the osprey cam, the Conservancy works on projects all across the Chesapeake Watershed.

The Chesapeake Conservancy’s mission is to strengthen the connection between people and the watershed, conserve the landscapes and special places that sustain the Chesapeake’s unique natural and cultural resources, and encourage the exploration and celebration of the Chesapeake as a national treasure. Learn more about the Conservancy here.

This year, the Chesapeake Conservancy will be thanking each person who donates during the 24-hour GREAT GIVE event by inviting them to submit a name for Tom and Audrey’s chicks! Complete your donation (please schedule your donation for “on a giving day”), and you will receive an email from the Conservancy asking for your name choice. Imagine naming an osprey chick for your favorite place on the Bay or a loved one!

From all names submitted, ten names will be included in a public vote on our Facebook page. After all the chicks have hatched, we’ll announce the winning names. They will be posted on our website, and on our Facebook page.

AND, to top it all off, Mr. and Mrs. Crazy Osprey will take the donor who makes the largest contribution on a private tour of the nest, when the chicks are learning to fly! It will be a great opportunity to see Tom, Audrey, and their chicks up close at an exciting time!

Learn more and donate on their GREAT GIVE page. You can pre-schedule your contribution NOW to enter this contest, or wait for it to open at 7pm. Donate, and you’re automatically entered.

Support the Chesapeake Conservancy during the GREAT GIVE and help ensure a lasting ecological and cultural legacy for the Chesapeake Bay.

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