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  • Friday, October 15, 2021

    • Field Work Fridays Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: 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, gardening, citizen science monitoring, and more. Volunteers are welcome to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy after our work is completed. No prior training or experience is necessary to join our Field Work Fridays! Free. Ages 8 and up, minors must be accompanied by a guardian. A notification email will be sent on Thursday to registered participants verifying the project and location. To register go to www.jugbay.org/calendar and click on the event.
       
       
    • FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm Locations: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Details: Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found at the Sanctuary! Tour is 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration is required. Meet outside the McCann Wetlands Visitor Center promptly at 1pm. For questions call 410-222-8006 or email [email protected]
       
       
    • Jean and Edgar Parker Rest Area Dedication Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm Locations: See Description Details: Please join the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails, and Mr. Edgar Parker on Friday, October 15, at 1:00pm, for the dedication of the Jean and Edgar Parker Memorial Rest Area. This new picturesque rest area will mark the western terminus of the Broadneck Trail when completed. Mr. Parker, a Navy veteran and long time Arnold resident, is especially proud of his volunteer efforts. Ed helped lobby for the Broadneck Trail and has served on the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails for many years, where he received the Trailblazer Award in 2014. After the first section of the Broadneck Trail was completed in 2012, he helped create the Segree Rest Area by Broadneck Library. His wife Jean, also an active volunteer, passed away in 2007.

      Jean and Edgar Parker Rest Area
      277 Peninsula Farm Road
      Arnold, MD 21012
       
      We recommend parking at the Broadneck Medical Center off Peninsula Farm Road, where it is a short walk to the rest area. The rest area is located near the intersection of College Parkway and Peninsula Farm Road.

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    • Campfire Chat Series @ Kinder Farm Park Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm Locations: Kinder Farm Park Details:

      Theme: Animal Life on the Farm

      This event is FULL.

      Come listen to our very own Kinder Farm Veterinarian Dr. John Stott and Park Ranger Sam Ziff as they lead an in depth tour of the farm, introducing participants to the animals who live there and discussing the veterinary care that's needed to keep them happy and healthy.

      Gather around a campfire at one of your favorite parks this fall for a series of engaging and informative chats. Each week Park Rangers and local experts will lead discussions on a different theme, exploring topics about wildlife, conservation, history, survival skills, folklore and more. Bring a portable camp chair and share s’mores and stories by the fire, or sit back, relax and enjoy the evening. A $5.00 registration fee covers program costs. Prepackaged s’mores supplies will be provided. Guest speakers and topics will be announced via social media.
      Please register online. $5/participant. Open to those aged 5 and up  (children aged 5 to 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult). #27035