News from the Water

  • Aloha Attire: Our Luau Fashion Picks

    Over the last couple of months, we’ve been giving you details about the epic luau we’re throwing on May 6th, and the more we plan the more excited we get.  There's just so much to look forward to from the magnificence of the Charles Carroll House and its view of Spa Creek, to an open bar featuring Island-themed cocktails and a buffet with authentic Hawaiian fare, plus music, entertainment — not to mention casino games!

    While we can't transport ourselves into the future and get this party started now, we can at least start by planning what we’re going to wear. It’s never too early, and with the calendar reading spring but the thermometer reporting winter, throwing on some floral prints and pretending doesn’t sound too bad right now. 

    And because we are always looking for a way to make things easier for the people we’re involved with we thought it only fitting to put together a list of our favorite designers for your festive aloha attire. Whatever your style, gender, or age -- we’ve got you covered!

  • Help HACA Find a Lifeguard

    It’s hard to believe, but our programmatic season will be upon us before we know it. 

    We are delighted to once again be partnering with the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA) to provide an unforgettable summer day camp experience for children who reside in housing authority properties through our Junior Wai Koa program, a stand up paddle board clinic for kids.

  • The Texture of Water

    The Texture of Water

    Mindful paddling for a healthier mind and body

    Let your body find its stroke: 

    Do you have physical challenges that you feel would make it difficult to paddle a kayak? Please read this short article. You can develop the techniques you will need to safely bring the freedom and joy of paddling into your life. First, a little setup:

    I have been paddling across this magical bay in Panama 5 days a week for over five years. The title, the texture of water, comes from the view of the water as I paddle on a calm day. Looking across the bay at water level, you see what looks like many rivers running parallel to each other. Each holding water of a different texture on top.

  • Live Water Luau Presented by Erika Baker Realtor & Proffitt Brothers Foundation

    If dreary winter weather, short days, and longer nights aren’t already reason enough to look forward to spring, we’ve got something else on the horizon — and it’s major. Our first ever Live Water Luau is taking place May 6th, and we could not be more excited! Get ready, because it’s going to be a night to be remembered. We’re making preparations to bring you the best of the best, from authentic Hawaiian cuisine and entertainment, to casino games, gift giveaways  — all to be enjoyed at the Historic Charles Carroll House (and its stunning view of Spa Creek).

  • Live Water Luau

    Mark your calendars for May 6th, 2022! Live Water Foundation will be hosting our first ever Live Water Luau at the Historic Charles Carroll House & Gardens in Annapolis, Maryland. This will be our largest fundraising event yet and is open to the public, with numerous sponsorship opportunities available. VIPs get in early for a happy hour starting at 5:00 PM, and doors officially open at 6:00 PM.
  • Giving Tuesday

    Live Water Foundation is a 100% volunteer-based organization that relies entirely on charitable contributions. Our goal is to spend as much time as we can focused on the proper development and implementation of our programs, rather than organizing fundraisers. Giving Tuesday’s mission and reach extends to us an opportunity to elevate our story and broaden our donor base, two key contributors to providing the private funding without which our programs could not run. In 2017, 67% of the donations from Giving Tuesday were from first-time donors.[3] We hope to tap into that incredible potential to increase our ability to continue to provide free services to military veterans and underserved youth, as well as funds for our Chesapeake Bay restoration initiatives.
  • Reflecting on our 2021 Programmatic Season

    Each year, the coming of Thanksgiving and the Holidays signal a reminder to reflect on what we are grateful for and what we can do to spread that good feeling. Today, we look back on a season of programs packed with fun, adventure, and positive action. All to foster a community centered around a commitment to environmental stewardship, equitable access to water activity for youth in Annapolis, and serving the people who have so bravely served for us – our military Veterans.
  • We are pleased to welcome Tiffany Butler to Live Water Foundation’s board!

    Tiffany Butler is a homegrown Annapolitan from the community of Parole. She is a lover of all things outdoors, and a self-described ‘water baby’ -- a trait she affectionately says she inherited from her father. “I’m always water-adjacent in one way or another,” says Tiffany.

    She is also a career academic. Currently conquering both a post-master’s certificate in administration supervision at Loyola University and a PhD program in education from George Mason University, Tiffany is also in her fifth year as a biology teacher at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in upper Fells Point, Baltimore.

  • Live Water Foundation's President Brian Meyer Bay Paddle Recap

    The Bay Paddle for our President Brian Meyer, simply put, was the best water-based accomplishment of his life. The statement says a lot because Brian has pursued the Waterman lifestyle for all of his adult life and has been fortunate to be involved in some incredible water experiences. He grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, frequenting the Chesapeake Bay from his childhood home on the Wicomico River.
  • Announcing Live Water Foundation's new board member, Jeremy Dublon!

    We are thrilled to welcome our new Live Water Foundation board member, Jeremy Dublon! Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Jeremy studied neuroscience at the University of Scranton, and went on to graduate with honors from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he obtained his Doctorate. Jeremy completed his residency in New Jersey and is now serving his final year in the Army as a surgical podiatrist at the Walter Reed Medical Center.

  • Announcing Live Water Foundation’s new board member, Nancy Kobel!

    A native of New Jersey and New York, Nancy attended the University of Maryland where she studied aerospace engineering. After graduating, Nancy found her place at NASA and made her move to Maryland official. She worked as an engineer for eleven years, before making a transition into leadership coaching and training after returning to UMD and obtaining a Masters degree.
  • Oyster Cage Build Recap

    Last Wednesday, a group of volunteers made the best out of an otherwise grey and drizzly day by building oyster cages with our collaborator, Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP). New friendships were formed over pizza, music, and a shared love of the Chesapeake Bay. (Plus a couple of Flying Dog Chesapeake Wheat beers -- in addition to being tasty, the proceeds directly benefit ORP!)