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BLOG: Jug Bay Butterfly and Bug Bonanza

By Lindsay Hollister, Volunteer Coordinator and Naturalist, Jug Bay On Saturday, August 30th, the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary hosted a fun, family event to highlight the beauty and importance of our butterfly garden habitat in the Glendening Nature Preserve. Around this time of year, the garden is bursting with showy flowers in addition to hosting […]

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Thursday (Sept. 4) TONIGHT! First of Several Appeals Hearings on Renaissance Festival

Back on June 12, the Anne Arundel County Planning and Zoning administrative hearing officer Douglas Clark Hollman denied a variance request to allow the Maryland Renaissance Festival to relocate to the Lothian community of Bristol. The Renaissance Festival is currently located in Crownsville. The owners said in their testimony to the hearing officer that they […]

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The Beach is Open: Beverly Triton Beach Welcomes Citizens

The Anne Arundel County Water Access Committee has been working hard to establish free and accessible access to the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries for all citizens. To that end, the group recently cut the ribbon on several new spots. Last week, we covered the opening of a kayak and canoe put-in at Shady Side Park […]

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HOT SHOTS: Shady Side Park Opens Water Access Point to the Public

There is now another place to put in kayaks and canoes in South County. Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks administrator Mark Garrity led a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday at Shady Side Park in Shady Side to open the new site. Dozens of kayakers then made their way to the water for either a five- […]

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The South River Federation Announces New Executive Director

The South River Federation Board announced today that Kate Fritz has been hired as the new Executive Director. Ms. Fritz is an environmental professional with ten years of experience in water quality, land use and sustainability planning, policy management and implementation. Over the last seven years she has played a leadership role at the Prince […]

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PHOTO BLOG: Riverfest in Shady Side

Photos courtesy of Rob Marshall, Marshall 3rd Photography. Riverfest took place in Shady Side on Saturday. The event, hosted jointly by the West/Rhode Riverkeeper, the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Discovery Village, and other sponsors, drew hundreds of people. Activities included kayaking, live music, boat tours, storytelling, crab cakes and fresh locally-caught fish and […]

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