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Archaeology of the Patuxent River: Kayaking through History

Oct 09, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

Join expert archaeologist Stephanie Sperling, M.A.A., Senior Archaeologist, Archaeology Office of Natural and Historical Resources Division M-NCPPC, in a kayaking expedition to learn about the archaeological and cultural history along the Patuxent River. Stephanie will share how archaeological sites inform us about past ways of life from early occupations over 10,000 years ago to historic…

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Pollinator/Preserve Wednesday 

Oct 12, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

Every Wednesday Year Round  Join Jug Bay staff and volunteers on Wednesdays 9 am – 12 noon at the Emory Waters Nature Preserve. See Jug Bay’s newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. In warm months volunteers will weed, mulch, prune, and plant to revive, maintain,…

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Waterbird Survey

Oct 13, 2022 7:30AM—9:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

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Every other Thursday  Join a periodic survey of waterbirds on freshwater, tidal, marshes at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. The ornithological knowledge and collaborative attitude of our volunteer team creates a phenomenal learning experience. All of this in the beautiful early morning light of the Jug Bay Wetlands, on the Patuxent River. Ages: 12 and older;…

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Field Work Fridays

Oct 14, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

Various Jug Bay Parks locations Lothian, MD

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Every Friday Year Round  Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join our Field Work Fridays at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Every Friday rain or shine, volunteers join staff naturalists to tackle a stewardship project in need of support. Projects include invasive plant removals, trash clean-ups,…

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Jug Bay Ghost Canoe Paddle

Oct 15, 2022 5:00PM—9:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

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Up for a “SPOOKY”, but fun evening in the water? Join volunteer Philippe Hensel and Patricia Delgado (Park Superintendent) for a one of a kind evening paddle along the Patuxent River. We will make one stop by the water’s edge where Philippe will share local legends and ghost stories around a campfire. Enjoying hot cider,…

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Mysteries of the Marsh – Fall Foliage Canoe

Oct 16, 2022 2:00PM—6:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

The marsh is getting ready to go dormant for the year, but is not finished yet! We’ll look for late season flowers, migratory birds, beaver, otter, and other wildlife. Children must be at least 7 years old. Children under 13 must be accompanied by two paddling adults. The child will sit in the middle of…

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Pollinator/Preserve Wednesday 

Oct 19, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

Every Wednesday Year Round  Join Jug Bay staff and volunteers on Wednesdays 9 am – 12 noon at the Emory Waters Nature Preserve. See Jug Bay’s newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. In warm months volunteers will weed, mulch, prune, and plant to revive, maintain,…

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Preschool Explorers! 

Oct 19, 2022 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

Bring the little ones to explore nature! Learn about a nature topic and then head out to experience the Sanctuary. We look, feel, listen, and discover at preschooler speed. Dress for the weather – we will always try to go outside! Parents play along with their children. Ages: 3-5. Fee: $6 per child. No refunds.…

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Field Work Fridays

Oct 21, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

Various Jug Bay Parks locations Lothian, MD

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Every Friday Year Round  Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join our Field Work Fridays at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Every Friday rain or shine, volunteers join staff naturalists to tackle a stewardship project in need of support. Projects include invasive plant removals, trash clean-ups,…

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Stream Water Chemistry

Oct 21, 2022 8:30AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711

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Join our Stream Water Chemistry volunteer team to conduct field tests on dissolved oxygen content, and other parameters, at important streams feeding Jug Bay. Water samples are also collected for lab analysis. This is a great way to learn how to use professional equipment, see the park, and become involved in habitat monitoring efforts. Free.…

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