As a native of Maryland's Eastern Shore and a longtime resident of Talbot County, Len wanted the name of this firm to reflect both the amazing beauty of his home state and the aspirational values of his new venture.
The Tred Avon River is a tributary of the Choptank River that flows for 17 miles throughout Talbot County. It is the crown jewel of a network of rivers, creeks and streams that has long made Talbot County a traditional center of seafood harvesting and one of the most desirable destinations for environmental tourism on the East Coast.
To ensure that the Tred Avon will still be able to provide livelihoods, recreation and priceless memories for future generations, organizations across the region are working collaboratively to ensure sustainable development and agricultural practices, as well as innovations like oyster aquaculture and reef restoration.
To learn more about just one of these efforts, please take a moment to visit our friends at the Oyster Recovery Partnership at oysterrecovery.org.
The story runs even deeper. In 2015, in response to a critical need for youth soccer opportunities in Talbot County, Len collaborated with his friend, YMCA of the Chesapeake CEO Robbie Gill to create a new soccer program for all children. The result was FC Tred Avon - a volunteer-powered program that serves more than 700 children per year, ages 3-14, and offers a memorable soccer experience at affordable prices.
To learn more about the mission of FC Tred Avon and all of the other ways that the YMCA of the Chesapeake is changing outcomes in the lives of children, please visit ymcachesapeake.org.