THE 2015 EBBA ANNUAL MEETING
WHERE IS THE MEETING BEING HELD?
The meeting is to be held at North Bay Adventure, a private environmental education center in Elk Neck State Park, Maryland.
11 Horseshoe Point Lane
North East, Maryland
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Click here for a PDF of the EBBA 2015 Registration Form which contains instructions, payment methods etc.
IS THERE GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS TO ATTEND?
HOW DO I GET THERE?
By car, take Interstate 95 into Maryland and continue to Exit 100A. At the exit take Maryland Route 272 south for 11 miles, passing through the quaint little village of Northeast. Keep to the 25 MPH speed limit so you don’t miss some of the unique features of the village. After the village be alert for the many deer that think they own the road. Shortly after entering the park turn right onto Horsehoe Point Lane and continue 0.6 miles to the end and entrance to the administration offices.
By air, fly into Philadelphia or Baltimore Washington International Airport. Advise the Ride Coordinator, Sue at SHeselton@cs.com at least three weeks before the meeting to arrange for a volunteer to pick you up and deliver you to North Bay.
By train, take Amtrak to the Aberdeen, Maryland, train station. Advise the Ride Coordinator, Sue Heselton SHeselton@cs.com at least three weeks before the meeting to arrange for a volunteer to pick you up and deliver you to North Bay.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE AN EBBA MEMBER TO ATTEND?
There are no restrictions on attendance; anyone interested in the process of banding to aid in conservation and protection of wild birds is encouraged to attend. However, the Association retains the right to refuse admission to, or remove, anyone that is disruptive.
WHERE CAN WE STAY OVERNIGHT WHILE ATTENDING THE MEETING?
You can stay at NorthBay. A guest house and fine guest rooms are available; you can also share a cabin, sleeping in a bunk. Arrangements and prices will be available later.
Students should place early requests for the few student-rate bunks that are available.
There are other facilities available in North East which are about one-half hour from NorthBay.
CAN I SHARE A ROOM WITH SOMEONE?
If you want to share the cost of a room with a roommate but do not have one, e-mail First Vice President Melanie Reichley: email@example.com We will attempt to coordinate you with other interested parties if they are available.
IS THERE A CAMPGROUND NEARBY WHERE WE COULD STAY?
There is a campground in Elk Neck State Park about one-half mile from NorthBay
WHY IS THERE AN EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT?
Registration materials and meals are arranged in advance, requiring planning on the part of NorthBay, their dining staff, and meeting coordinator. Late registrations and those arriving without a registration require changes to setups and produce additional work for the venue requiring additional compensation.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE MEETING?
A schedule of activities can be brought up by clicking here.
CAN MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER ATTEND JUST THE MEALS?
Yes, your wife, husband, child, sister, brother, friend, whomever, can attend the meals and not the meeting. Simply register them as not attending the meeting. If they are attending the general paper session and meeting on Saturday they should be registered as attending.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE MEALS?
Click here for the meal options to see what is included with each meal. Friday lunch is on your own, unless you attend the Council meetings. Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner are buffets in the main dining room.
WHAT PROVISIONS ARE MADE FOR VEGETARIANS, SPECIAL DIETS?
Accommodations for dietary restrictions, food allergies and vegetarian options must be arranged in advance, before March 15, 2015. For any special requirements e-mail First Vice President Melanie Reichley: firstname.lastname@example.org
DOES NORTHBAY PROVIDE CHILD CARE?
NorthBay has no special provisions for child care.
CAN I BRING A PET?
Some units at NorthBay are available for pets. Please inquire when you make your reservation.
ARE THERE RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES NEARBY?
Elk Neck State Park and NorthBay itself have plenty of hiking trails along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay and in the forested areas of the Park. A trip to the Lighthouse at Turkey Point (requires driving to the adjacent parking lot) is a must. Nearby places to visit include Havre De Grace, the Decoy Capital of the world [21 miles], The Hagley Museum or the Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum [39 miles], Longwood Gardens [44 miles], Ladew Topiary Gardens [52 miles] and the Baltimore inner harbor [61 miles]. At a slightly longer distance you will find all the historical sites in Philadelphia [65 miles] and Washington, DC, [95 miles].
WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
Meeting registration fees will be refunded if canceled NO LESS THAN 20 days prior to the meeting (March 7th). A full or partial refund will be made after that date if possible.