Welcome to CCA Maryland
The purpose of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland is to advise and educate the public on the conservation of our marine resources. The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public
What We Do
Engage in grass-roots, science based advocacy for the sustainable and wise use of Maryland’s marine resources.
Work to educate and empower anglers and students on the importance of conservation and the enhancement of marine habitat.
Work to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of our marine resources for the benefit of the general public.
Collaborate with a broad range of local, state, and national partners to provide a collective voice for our coastal marine resources.
In an effort to restore oyster reef habitat while improving fishing opportunities for recreational fisherman in the Chesapeake Bay, CCA Maryland has worked with CCA’s national habitat program, the Building Conservation Trust (BCT), and local partners including Carroll County Public Schools, Lehigh Cement Co., Stevenson University, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation & the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative (MARI) to create the Living Reef Action Campaign. Since 2015 numerous county school systems have joined the Living Reef Action Campaign(LRAC).
By working with educators, we collectively provide a meaningful experiential environmental learning for students. The building concrete reef balls, which are later seeded with oyster spat and deployed in the Chesapeake Bay to create new three dimensional reef structures, provides a unique perspective for students, teachers and parents into the importance of the oyster in the regional ecosystem.
The Official Cooler of CCA Maryland
For the past 50 years, people who’ve needed to keep things cold – whether they’re on the water, on the road, or even off road – have turned to Engel, the pioneer in portable refrigeration and cooling. Engel began life in the portable AC/DC fridge freezer business, way back in 1962 with their game changing and revolutionary swing arm compressor. They haven't stopped innovating since. Engel Coolers was the first and the original high performance rotationally molded cooler manufacturer, inventing the process back in 2005 and perfecting it by 2007. Engel continues to innovate to this day.