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Solomons Island Heritage Tours Visits Camp Greenwell's Fishing Camp
Captain Rachel Dean brought her boat Roughwaters to Camp Greenwell's Fishing Camp on Friday, July 27. Dean and her brother Jason Williams taught campers about a variety of harvesting methods for blue crabs, finfish and oysters using Roughwaters, a working fishing vessel.
It was an opportunity for campers to experience estuarine life up close through the eyes of a Chesapeake Bay waterman. Dean operates Solomons Island Heritage Tours, aimed at promoting an understanding of environmental impacts and regulation changes that challenge commercial watermen as they strive to maintain their way of life.
Ultimately, the goal is to promote a healthy Chesapeake Bay where people can pursue educational, recreational, cultural, and commercial opportunities. Capt. Rachel Dean and her husband Capt. Dale "Simon" Dean are active members of the Calvert County Watermen's Association where Rachel serves as the association's secretary and Simon is a member of the board of directors.
About the Greenwell Foundation: www.greenwellfoundation.org
The Greenwell Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing accessible and inclusive programs, services and facilities for all community members, with and without disabilities, in Southern Maryland. The Foundation operates in Greenwell State Park, a 600-acre property located along the lower Patuxent River in Hollywood, Maryland.
Greenwell offers therapeutic and recreational riding, inclusive summer camps, nature programs, kayaking, accessible site rentals and is regularly developing new programs to meet community needs. Summer camps include Camp Greenwell, Fishing Camp, Horse Camp, Adventure Camp and Nature Time Camp.
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