Public Programs

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FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

May 27, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

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

Every Friday Year Round  Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! Tour is 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration required. Meet outside the Jug…

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Women on the Water

May 28, 2022 9:30AM—3:30PM

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

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Enjoy a day of serenity spent with other women, submersed in the peacefulness of nature. We will enjoy a  leisurely canoe paddle on the Patuxent River, where we will look for wildlife and flowering wetland plants along the shoreline. Enjoy a gourmet catered lunch at the historic Riggleman House, located on Jug Bay’s newest property.…

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Homeschool Hikers

Jun 01, 2022 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

New time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Bring the kids to Jug Bay to get outside and experience nature. We will learn about a variety of nature topics and then head outside to hike and explore. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. Ages 6 to 10. Fee: $6 per child. No refunds for…

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FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jun 03, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

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

Every Friday Year Round  Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! Tour is 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration required. Meet outside the Jug…

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Bird Walk

Jun 04, 2022 7:00AM—10:00AM

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

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Join an avid Jug Bay birder to learn skills for identifying birds by sight and sound. Novice and experienced birders are welcome on this 2-3 mile walk to explore the forests and wetlands in search of the 250+ species of birds that call Jug Bay home, or migrate through. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for…

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Jug Bay Paddle-A-Thon

Jun 04, 2022 6:00AM—6:00PM

Put your paddling skills to the test this summer by joining Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and Patuxent River Park for a paddle on the Patuxent River, Maryland’s longest and most beautiful river. The Patuxent River Paddle-A-Thon provides two paddle opportunities: 4.2 and 11 mile paddles. Paddlers are encouraged to bring their own gear, however, there…

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11 Mile Paddle

Jun 04, 2022 6:00AM—6:00PM

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

11 mile paddle Start and equipment drop off – Queen Anne Canoe Launch (QACL), 18405 Queen Anne Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 For experienced paddlers. This paddle begins at QACL, a beautiful area on the river where the river is fairly narrow, tree lined, and protected. This public car-top boat launch has a small floating…

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4.2 mile  paddle 

Jun 04, 2022 9:00AM—6:00PM

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

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For newer paddlers. This paddle begins and ends at EWNP. This non-public boat launch has a small floating pier and a small ramp and is #41 on the Patuxent River Water Trail. This means it is approximately 41 miles from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. This section of the river is wider and can…

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Talking Invasives, Part I: Plants

Jun 10, 2022 3:00PM—5:00PM

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

Want to learn about invasive plant species and how to identify them? Join us for an instructional presentation and field session that will provide information about the introduction, impacts, control, and uses of different invasive plant species. We will discuss identification pointers while hiking through the forest. Ages 12 and up. Fee: $10 per person.…

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FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Jun 10, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

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

Every Friday Year Round  Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! Tour is 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration required. Meet outside the Jug…

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Past | Archive

The Archaeology of Jug Bay: A Hike through History

May 21, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

May 20, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

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

Preschool Explorers! 

May 18, 2022 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Cente 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Blood Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse Gazing

May 15, 2022 10:30PM—May 16, 2022 1:30AM

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

Cancelled-Marsh by the Season Series: SPRING 

May 15, 2022 9:30AM—11:00AM

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

Cancelled – Wooton’s Landing Wetlands Park Exploration

May 14, 2022 8:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay's Wootons Landing Wetland Park 4550 Sands Road  Harwood, MD 20776