Mysteries of the Marsh – Mataponi Creek Kayak

Jun 19, 2021 10:00AM—3:00PM


Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Cost $20


Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary – Emory Waters Nature Preserve

6032 Pindell Road, Lothian, MD 20711

Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary’s newest property, the Emory Waters Nature Preserve (formerly the Jug Bay Farm Preserve/Riggleman). We will launch kayaks from the farm pier and paddle south approximately two miles on the Patuxent River, exploring wetlands and shoreline as we go. We will paddle the beautiful Mataponi Creek looking for beaver, otter, birds, and flowering wetland plants. Note this is a longer paddle than our regular trips, at approximately 4.5 miles total. 

The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the kayak 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.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, dinner/snack, and closed toed shoes that can get wet. Ages: 16 and older. Must be 18 without a guardian paddling. $20 per person. Current health guidelines will be required. To register go to Event Calendar and click on the event.