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  • The Spring 2015 edition of our newsletter, Cattails, is now available online. Check it out! Marshy Point’s Spring event calendar (covering March to May) is also online.

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  • The 9th Annual Popsicle Plunge scheduled for Saturday March 7th has been cancelled. The waters surrounding Rocky Point are completely iced-in and present safety concerns. Unfortunately, there are too many pieces that need to fall into place for an event like this, so we cannot reschedule this year. [Logo by Rebecca Ward, who won the […]

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  • The Winter 2014 edition of our newsletter, Cattails, is now available online. Read about our upcoming Holiday Celebration, Winter Speaker Series, Popsicle Plunge, Director’s and President’s reports, nature articles, and much more.

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  • To view the full schedule and registration information for December 2014 through February 2015, check out our Winter 2014 Event Calendar. Print copies are also available at the Nature Center. Advance registration is required for all programs.

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  • The 4th Annual Turtle Trek 5K Run/1 Mile Walk (in memory of Katie and Wil Brady) was held on November 8th at Marshy Point. Thank you to all who participated, to our sponsors including Sports Clips, and to the volunteers who helped at the event! To view photos, check out our Facebook page. Money raised […]

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  • Marshy Point’s 7th Annual Fall Festival was lots of fun and one of our most successful events ever! Almost 1,600 people attended! A special ‘thanks!’ to all the volunteers who helped with everything from cider pressing, to crafts, face painting, directing cars, photography, raffles, canoeing, and so much more. Some photos are viewable on our […]

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  • Cromwell Valley Park and Marshy Point Nature Center have teamed up to offer the Maryland Master Naturalist training program this Fall. The 10-week program will run on Saturdays from September 20th to November 22nd. A vast array of nature topics will be presented, including ornithology, botany, reptiles and amphibians, insects, freshwater ecosystems, interpretation, and more! […]

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  • Dandelions are starting to show themselves all over the park—a sure sign of Spring. This cheerful little plant has often been cast as public enemy number one by gardeners. However, it was originally brought here from Europe as a garden crop. Its name comes from the French dent de lion (lion’s tooth) and refers to […]

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  • Marshy Point had a record turnout for its Spring Festival on April 19th! Thank you to the 1,600+ visitors(!) who enjoyed the beautiful weather and joined in for a variety of fun activities. (To view photos from the event, visit our Facebook page.) New items like the Kona Ice truck were a hit, the egg […]

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  • Spring is standing on our doorstep and its signs are becoming more plentiful with each passing day. The red-winged blackbirds have returned to our park and to marshes throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. Their distinct call and coloration appeal to senses dulled by the chills of a long and snowy winter. Burning its way through […]

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