August 06, 2019

Tour Poplar Island in Chesapeake Bay, MD

August 06, 2019 Olney Manor Recreational Park • 16601 Georgia Avenue OlneyMD  20832 View Map Organized by ActiveMONTGOMERY
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August 06, 2019
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday
Co-Ed

Olney Manor Recreational Park

16601 Georgia Avenue OlneyMD  20832
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The National Model for restoration of disappearing Habitat.

The SOAR members who visited Poplar Island two years ago were so impressed they asked to repeat the trip to see the progress that has been made. Begin with a twenty minute boat ride to Poplar Island from Tilghman Island. Then take a guided tour of the Island by air-conditioned bus. Poplar Island served as a vacation retreat for Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman before it began to erode and disappear. The Army Corps of Engineers has been rebuilding this island to its 1847 footprint. See the rebuilding that is creating over 1000 acres of diverse habitat. Dredged materials have created wetland and upland habitat for the Bay's treasures such as ospreys, egrets, terns, herons, eagles and other wildlife. This restoration contributes significantly to the restoration goals for the Chesapeake Bay.

Lunch (on own) and sightsee in St. Michaels when not touring.






Secondary Category

Senior Outdoor Adventures in Rec - SOAR

Location

Olney Manor Parking Lot at Olney Manor Recreational Park

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