Join us for our Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation on Sunday, September 7, 5:00-7:30 pm. BBQ dinner at the Cypress Swamp. Learn about our Herp Atlas project.

Learn about bee colonies and more in our May 2014 issue of The Peeper.

Calvert County was recently awarded $15,000 in grant funds to support the renovation of seven cabins at Kings Landing Park that once housed a summer camp for African-American youth run by the Baltimore YMCA. www.calvertparks.org/klp.html

Visit the Nature Parks

Planning on a visit during the holidays? Please check the Calvert County Natural Resources page for updates on holiday hours.

From River to Bay, Calvert County has it all. Come down and sample our wonderful parks. Each park offers a variety of opportunities for recreation and learning.

The Beach: Flag Ponds Nature Park. Approximately 500 acres of natural area on the Chesapeake Bay from beach to upland.

The Swamp: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Sanctuary. Walk among almost 100 acres of one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in the United States.

The River: Kings Landing Park  Get out on the water or explore more than 265 acres on the Patuxent River.

Nature parks are managed and operated by Calvert County Natural Resources Division, with support from BCNES. 



The Division of Natural Resources also manages the following areas/sites: 

Discover Nature

Sign up for one of our Nature Discovery Programs to learn about the plants and animals of Calvert County.

Upcoming Events

07/28/2014 9:00 AM • Flag Ponds, Cypress Swamp, and Kings Landing Parks
08/03/2014 9:30 AM • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
08/03/2014 2:00 PM • Battle Creek Nature Center
08/04/2014 9:00 AM • Varies
08/04/2014 10:00 AM • Flag Ponds Nature Park
08/05/2014 10:00 AM • Flag Ponds Nature Park

Check the Calendar of Events for all of our upcoming programs



Support our Work

Battle Creek Nature Education Society


BCNES supports the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources efforts to provide environmental education and recreation opportunities in Calvert County. Whether it's summer camp or an evening kayak trip, these programs create lifelong memories and instill a strong sense of stewardship for our natural lands.

Just as the park programs support the residents and visitors to our parks, we must support the parks.  Here's how you can help:

Volunteer: Help our programs be successful by devoting time to assist the naturalists with these programs.

Become a Member of BCNES:Receive the quarterly newletter, The Peeper, discounts on programs, and support your local parks.

Local business and corporations play an important role in maintaining high quality park programs that support the local community. To learn more, contact Anne Sundermann at Anne@calvertparks.org.



 

Battle Creek Nature Education Society is dedicated to
the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage
and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community.
We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through
our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.
BCNES is a 501(c)3 organization.

Copyright Battle Creek Nature Education Society.
Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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