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Mallows Bay Clean Up - CANCELED
Cleanup Event

This Cleanup is part of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

May 06, 2017, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER AND WATER CONDITIONS. WE PLAN TO RESCHEDULE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND PARTICIPATION.

In Mallows Bay, more than 100 World War 1-era wooden vessels rest in the shallow bay -waters and along its shoreline marking one of the most curious yet important periods in the Nation’s maritime history. It's an exciting year to be along this section of the Potomac! Mallows Bay and an adjacent area of the Potomac River are being considered for designation as a National Marine Sanctuary (www.sanctuaries.noaa.gov/mallows-bay). Additionally, this area will be featured as part of the Centennial Commemoration of US entry into WWI (www.charlescountymd.gov/DiscoverQuest).

Bring a canoe, kayak or walk along the shore. Join local historians and archaeologists who will share the stories of Mallows as part of the cleanup activities. If you need a rental, please contact Judy at Atlantic Kayak (info@atlantickayak.com) or 301-292-6455 - she will deliver and pick up the kayak and safety gear.

Thanks for considering this legendary site along the Potomac. We hope you are able to join us.-

Mallows Bay


Site Type

Park (Active since 2014)

Location

County: Charles

State: Maryland

Zip: 20662

Nearest City: Nanjemoy

GPS Coordinates: 38.472611, -77.268583

Directions

Directions: Directions: 1440 Wilson Landing Rd, Nanjemoy, MD 20662

MD-210 South (Indian Head Hwy)
Turn LEFT at Lower Wharf Road (go 0.2 miles)
Turn LEFT on MD-225 East / Hawthorne Road (go 1.3 miles)
Turn RIGHT on MD-224 South / Chicamuxent Rd (go 8.5 miles)
Turn RIGHT on MD-224 South / Riverside Rd (go 4.1 miles)
Turn RIGHT on Wilsons Landing Rd (go 0.6 miles to parking lot)

Watershed Lower Potomac
Sub Watershed
Facilities

Parking Capacity:

Restrooms are available.

This site is suitable for children under seven.

This site is suitable for the elderly.

This site is suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues

The cleanup will stage at the County Park. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own kayak or canoe and launch from the County boat ramp. The Mallows Bay site is generally open to most abilities and ages (above 12 years preferred), although some may find challenges walking the shore and/or navigating the waters due to the obstacles presented by the ghost fleet remnants. Cleanup sites are available along the shore adjacent to the boat ramp (no boat is required). For those with kayaks/canoes, additional shoreline sites require a brief (5-15 minute) trip from the boat ramp – some of these sites could include the outer edges of the sunken ship hulks, some of which are now small islands that support their own ecosystems! Be advised the water is cold, so please be extremely cautious and well-prepared. We anticipate that some small boats will be available to provide shuttle service for limited numbers of volunteers. The site is most captivating at lower tide levels, so for those able, we can get started at 830a.

Map

What To Expect


Details

This site is open to the public

RSVP Not Required

Maximum Volunteers: 200

Contact Info.

Sammy Orlando

paul.orlando@noaa.gov

Website

https://www.charlescountyparks.com/parks/mallows-bay-park

Suggestions

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER AND WATER CONDITIONS.


If you have access to and feel safe using a kayak or canoe, please consider bringing it along. There is significant shoreline requiring cleanup that is best accessed by the water.

Please come prepared for seasonal weather and water-related activity. Dressing in layers is suggested - long sleeves and pants are recommended. Sturdy shoes or boots are needed (no open toe shoes). A change of clothes may be desired. Some light snacks and drinks will be provided. If you need a rental, please contact Judy at Atlantic Kayak (info@atlantickayak.com) or 301-292-6455 - she will deliver and pick up the kayak and safety gear.

Thanks for considering this legendary site along the Potomac. We hope you are able to join us.