SAV Watch-A-Thon

Jul 29, 2022 10:00AM—4:00PM



Join us for our inaugural SAV Watch-A-Thon event this summer! Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) are critical components of a healthy aquatic ecosystem providing habitat and nursery grounds for fish, serving as food for animals such as turtles and waterfowl, clearing the water by reducing wave action, absorbing excess nutrients, and reducing shoreline erosion. At this one-day event, volunteers will be trained to identify and count SAV in the morning and, after a brown bag lunch, will paddle into the Jug Bay estuary to collect valuable data on SAV growth and abundance. No prior scientific experience is necessary however prior experience paddling is helpful. Canoes, kayaks, and PFD’s will be provided. Registration is required, ages 12 and older. All minors MUST be accompanied by an adult.  Please meet at the Jug Bay Visitor Center located at 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711.