Join Jug Bay naturalists on a guided canoe journey on the Patuxent River on Saturday, October. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour is the latest in the West & Rhode Riverkeeper’s adventure series, ChesaTreks, providing a fun on-the-water nature experience followed by a picnic and discussion. An admission fee of $50 per person includes canoe, life jacket and paddle, plus a picnic lunch.
Reservations are required. Call 410-867-7171 or log on to www.westhroderiverkeeper.org.
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, operated by Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, consists of 1,700 acres of open water, tidal freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, upland and riparian forest, creeks, meadows, pine and sand barrens, and fields along the tidal reaches of the Patuxent River.
Its network of habitats, including its extensive tidal freshwater wetlands, provides a safe environment to a high diversity of plants, invertebrates, birds, fish, reptiles, and mammal species. The National Audubon Society has designated the Sanctuary as a Nationally Important Bird Area.
A rich archaeological history tells the story of Native Americans living at Jug Bay nearly 10,000 years ago. Pig Point, only a mile from the Sanctuary, contains Maryland’s oldest archaeological artifacts.
Directions to Jug Bay from Annapolis (Do NOT follow your GPS!)
1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711
From West St. at Parole, take Route 2 south 18 miles. At the Lothian “circle” go 3/4 of the way around and stay on Route 2. Go past the fire station, schools and St. James Church (on left) until the next stoplight at Route 258; go right (west) on Rt. 258. Continue on Route 258 for 4.5 miles until this ends near the “Park and Ride” just after crossing over Route 4. At the stop sign, turn onto Wrighton Rd. and continue for 1.5 miles to Sanctuary entrance on LEFT. Follow the gravel drive about 1 mile to the parking area for the Wetlands Center.
- What: ChesaTreks presents: Jug Bay Wetland Ecology by Canoe
- Where: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711
- When: Saturday, October 8, 2016
- Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Admission: $50 per person, including canoe and picnic lunch