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Flag Ponds Staff Receive Team Excellence Award

Front Row: Robert Stevens, Kelly Bolen, Kris Ervin, Brian Bussard, and Brandon Haines. Back Row: Board of County Commissioners: Mike Hart, Pat Nutter, Tom Hejl, Evan Slaugenhoupt, Steve Weems.

At Flag Ponds Nature Park there are over three miles of dirt trails, roadsides, and boardwalk that must be maintained. This requires many hours of weed whacking and machete work. Between May 31 and June 9, Park Technicians Kris Ervin, Brandon Haines, Kelly Bolen, and Robert Stevens and their supervisors Travis Bailey and Brian Bussard II recognized that this maintenance was badly needed. Although it was not their normal job, they devised a plan and completed this arduous task in just 8 days while also performing their routine duties: collecting entrance fees, opening and closing tasks, park patrol, and cleaning duties, repair projects, etc. These six employees, worked on two different shifts of three employees per shift, but worked as a team to ensure the task was completed and completed to a high standard of excellence. This team is worthy of recognition because of their commitment to maintaining a clean and welcoming environment for the Calvert County citizens that visit Flag Ponds Nature Park.

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

Read our letter to the editor in the Feb. 3 

Recorder to learn how you can participate in upcoming opportunities to the future of the County. Here are links to the documents in the letter:

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

OspreyCam is Live

Natural Resources staff Andy Brown and Gene Groshon helped the Calvert County Public School CHESPAX staff install a camera which live-streams the activity of an Osprey nest at Kings Landin Park.

Watch it now...

Naturalist Tania Gale was recently recognized

Tania was recognized for her outstanding commitment to educating the public about Calvert County‚Äôs 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

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