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Join us Sunday, November 25, at Chapel Point State Park, 8160 Pisces Rd., Port Tobacco MD 20677, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a new invasive plant control program focusing on English ivy and Japanese honeysuckle. Invasive plants compete for nutrients and space with native plants that provide food and habitat for wildlife.
After entering the park go left where the road forks and park in front of the gate. We will meet you on the other side with bags, gloves, and trowels. Feel free to bring your own favorite tools.
Come out to enjoy the park and help make our river more beautiful.
The eagles must love it too — here they are on their nest Sunday morning in Port Tobacco River Park. If all goes well we will be able to watch them through their upcoming breeding season. They successfully raised two chicks in each of the last two seasons! You can watch the nest at wildstreaming.com
Join the Port Tobacco River Conservancy and Southern Maryland Audubon Society on Thursday, November 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at a public program for everyone who wants to learn about the new eagle cam, and especially for anyone who wants to volunteer to be a nest monitor.
Chris Eberly, Director of the Bird Conservation Partnership, will explain why nest monitoring is important and describe the statewide eagle nest monitoring program he leads.
John Snow, Charles County Chief of Parks, will tell us about the support the County is providing for the project.
Ryan Abrahamsen, President of Terrain360, who installed the eagle cam, will describe how it works and how we can capture, record, and post the thrilling events in the life cycle of the nesting eagles during the coming months.
And Lynne Wheeler, President of the Southern Maryland Audubon Society, will explain how you can be a monitor and help capture the moments that will make the eagle cam a wonderful educational experience for everyone in Charles County and beyond.
The program will be held at the Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce St, Port Tobacco MD 20677. Complimentary light refreshments, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served. The program is free and open to the public.
PTRC members are invited to join local native plant expert Mark Imlay on Saturday, July 14, at 9:30 a.m., for a walk at Port Tobacco River Park, 7685 Chapel Point Rd, Port Tobacco MD 20677. Mark will help us to identify invasive plants in the park and discuss strategies for their control. We will stay on the trails, but dress to protect yourself from poison ivy and insects, and don’t forget to bring drinking water.
Served Buffet Style:
Chicken Salad Sliders
Vegetable & Fruit Trays
Shaved Roast Beef on Sliced Baguettes
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Kayak with car rack and gift card for paddles & personal flotation device
Week’s getaway to beach house on Oak Island, NC
2-Month Membership Kinetic Performance Semi-private Training & Success Session ($500 value)
Many more great items: dining out, theater, sports, unique collectibles
Join us Sunday, October 7, at Chapel Point State Park, 8160 Pisces Rd., Port Tobacco MD 20677, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for our next shoreline cleanup. Meet us at the parking lot for the boat launch area, where we will provide bags, gloves, water, and snacks. Come out to enjoy the park and help make our river more beautiful.
Join us Thursday, November 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for Port Tobacco Green Drinks at the Port Tobacco Restaurant, 7536 Shirley Blvd., Port Tobacco MD 20677. Come learn what PTRC has been up to, make new friends, and just have fun.
Ryan Abrahamson of Terrain360 will tell us how he is creating a 360 degree visual guide of the Port Tobacco River using surface-level image mapping. The project is funded through the Charles County Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism.
John Snow, Charles County’s Chief of Parks and Grounds, will update us on how the County is working to improve access roads, parking areas, and waterfront recreation areas at Chapel Point State Park through the Chapel Point State Park Strategic Management Partnership Plan with Maryland DNR.
The program is free and open to the public and will take place at the Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, MD 20677, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, and light refreshments will be served.