Fish of Jug Bay Inaugural Citizen Science/Kayak Experience

Sep 17, 2022 7:00AM—12:00PM


Jug Bay’s Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Cost $25.00





Rain date September 18th

Join Jug Bay Volunteer Naturalists in Jug Bay’s newest Participatory Science Survey. See how the fish

community in a tidal freshwater marsh reflects the changing tides and discover Jug Bay Wetlands

Sanctuary’s newest property, the Emory Waters Nature Preserve. We will start with a seine net survey

at 7 a.m. to capture low tide fish, then launch kayaks from the farm pier to observe the abundant

wildlife and plants at the wetlands of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We will paddle along the shore and

marsh edges of the Patuxent River, looking for beavers, muskrats, osprey, bald eagles, red winged black

birds, ducks, and many other animals. Finally, we will return to Emory Waters for the high tide survey.

Participants can expect to actively paddle for 2.5 to 3 hours, learn how to identify and handle young fish

and how similar data are used to understand fish communities and help manage fisheries.

The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the canoe through the water. Participants must be able to:
1. Independently participate in all activities while maintaining an appropriate and safe body position.
2. Manage all personal care and personal mobility independently.
3. Effectively communicate with leaders and other participants.
Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and wear closed toe shoes that can get wet & muddy. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time.$25 per person.  Ages 13  and older. Registration and current health guidelines required.