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Read Up, Weigh In ...Help Protect Calvert's Natural Places

Read our letter to the editor in the Feb. 3
er to learn how you can participate in upcoming opportunities to the future of the County. Here are links to the documents in the letter:

Naturalist Tania Gale Recognized

Tania was recognized for her outstanding commitment to educating the public about Calvert County’s natural and cultural history. Gale was presented the Robert Finton Outdoor Educator of the Year Award at the 2016 Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education annual conference. Congratulations to Tania and thanks to her and all the naturalists for all that they do! Click here for press release. 2.5.16

Grant Funds Support Renovation of Kings Landing Cabins - 7.17.14

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.

Seven cabins will be renovated as part of the grant project.
The YMCA ran summer camps at the Kings Landing site from approximately 1950 to 1980. Rustic wood-frame cabins were built to accommodate overnight campers and their counselors. Seven of the original cabins remain. The grant funding will support their renovation as overnight camping cabins, classrooms for interpretive programs and day-use shelters. Picnic amenities and campfire rings will also be installed.

The funding comes through the African American Heritage Preservation Program, a partnership of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and the Maryland Historical Trust. The grant program supports the preservation of buildings, communities and sites of historical and cultural importance to the African American experience in Maryland.

This site is now managed by the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources.The Board of County Commissioners approved $15,000 as matching funds. Battle Creek Nature Education Society is also working to provide additional funding.  

Barn Owls are Breeding in Calvert - 7.15.14

Read "owl' about it! Naturalist Andy Brown is featured in the latest issue of the Chesapeake Current. Thanks Lisa Garrett!

Shanty to be Rebuilt: County Grant to Help -- 7.6.14

After losing the last remaining historic fishing shanty at Flag Ponds Nature Park in Lusby to arson almost two years ago, efforts to reconstruct the shanty are underway to give visitors a glimpse into the lives of Chesapeake Bay watermen.

Now, with a $20,000 grant from the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners to the Battle Creek Nature Education Society, which was approved last month, the simple but significant building can once again serve as an educational tool regarding the history of Flag Ponds and the fishing industry in the county.

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