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    Weed Warrior Training

    Learn about the invasive vegetation issues private and public land are facing in Anne Arundel County and join the efforts to manage some of these destructive species.

    Email ipreav00@aacounty.org OR rpfegL00@aacounty.org for questions. The training is free. Families are welcome to join weed removal events but training is appropriate for 16 and up.

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    Jug Bay Eco Challenge Duathlon

    Sign up for the Duathlon here!

    Anne Arundel County Recreation and Park’s Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and Glendening Nature Preserve offer a beautiful array of meadows, forests, rivers, marsh lands, and streams. Join Rec Deeds for Special Needs & the Friends of Jug Bay for the first annual Jug Bay Eco Duathlon as you explore this stunning landscape. Enjoy the forested trails of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary for a 2 mile run followed by a 1 mile journey paddling along the bluffs of the Patuxent River. Once back to shore on your kayak or SUP you will finish up the race with another 2 mile run along the same bluff ridge you paddled below. Race as an individual or grab a team mate for this grand adventure supporting a great cause. You can use your own kayak or stand up paddle board, or rent one of ours. We have a limited number available for rent.

    Sign up here!

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    Jug Bay Eco Challenge Duathlon

    Join Rec Deeds for Special Needs & the Friends of Jug Bay for the first annual Jug Bay Eco Duathlon. Enjoy the forested trails of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary for a 2 mile run followed by a 1 mile paddle in the Patuxent River. Once back to shore you will finish up the race with another 2 mile run.

    Race as an individual or grab a teammate for the race. You can use your own kayak or stand up paddle board, or rent one of ours.  We have a limited number available for rent.  Please contact us at rpfegl00@aacounty.org for more information.

    The race will take place at River Farm, a property that is managed by and adjacent to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Proceeds will go to support Rec Deeds for Special Needs as well as field trips at Jug Bay.

    Race fees are $60 individual, $80 team. Prices will increase soon so sign up now!

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    Maryland’s Night Flyers: Natural History and Ecology of Bats

    Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is hosting a presentation on bats this Sunday, from 10am-12pm.

    Bats are extraordinarily interesting mammals of significant ecological and economic importance. Join Stan Herman to learn about the physiology and behavior of Maryland’s most common bats and interesting examples of others found in other parts of the world. 

    We will dispel commonly held myths and misunderstandings about bats and discuss how bats fly, capture their prey, echolocate, and provide the ecological services of pest control and pollination. We will also explore threats to the existence of bats, with suggestions for how citizens can advocate for their conservation. We’ll conclude with a discussion of best practices for building, siting, and installing bat houses to attract these valuable mammals to your community.

    When: July 9th, 10am-12pm
    Where: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd, Lothian MD 20711
    Ages: 7 and older
    Fee: $6/vehicle entrance fee. Call 410-741-9330 to register.

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    Friends of Jug Bay Annual Plant Sale

    The Friends of Jug Bay Annual Plant Sale is June 3-4, 10am – 3pm! The sale is located in the Butterfly Garden at the Glendening Nature Preserve.

    FOJB volunteers will help you find native trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers, as well as plants for pollinators – birds, butterflies, and bees. Also you’ll be able to purchase nature related crafts. The volunteers will be easy to spot, as each will be wearing a green apron.

    We have updated our plant lists, so for a list of plants by common name, botanical name and more information about the sale, click here.

     

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    Migrants in Our Midst

    Did you know that May 13th is Migratory Bird Day? In celebration Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is hosting three presentations reflecting international, national, and local perspectives given by experienced biologists.

    Thank you to our partners Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership and Maryland Ornithological Society for organizing the event! Check out the flyer below for event details and a brief description of each presentation.

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    Great Patuxent River Clean Up

    Flyer Great Patuxent River Clean Up

    Join Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary staff, the Friends of Jug Bay, and our partners at Patuxent River Park to clean the River’s shoreline! Volunteers can either aid in the clean up from the shoreline or by canoe. Bring clothes that can get dirty; gloves are provided. The event is open to those ages 13 and up. To find more information and for registration, please visit http://jugbay.org/volunteer_calendar. 

Hey... where's the rest?

As we transfer data from the old platform to the new one, we're taking baby steps. If it seems like something is missing, we'll likely be added it over the next few weeks. If you need something in particular, feel free to ask.