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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.-
Park (Active since 2014)
Nearest City: Nanjemoy
GPS Coordinates: 38.472611, -77.268583
Directions: Directions: 1440 Wilson Landing Rd, Nanjemoy, MD 20662
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.
This site is open to the public
RSVP Not Required
Maximum Volunteers: 200
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER AND WATER CONDITIONS.