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Attention all program registrants: All programs require pre-registration for the forseeable future. There will be no drop-in programs. Please be advised all programs will take place outdoors with social distancing and face masks are recommended to be available for use.


Programs listed in the calendar are for individuals and families. If you have a group, such as scouts, that would like a program, please contact the Estuary Center or complete and return our Program Request Form.


Click here for HC online registration or call 410-612-1688.

Download a .pdf version of our fall calendar of events.

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Full Sturgeon Moon Kayak

08/16/2019 @ 7:30 pm-10:00 pmWitness the beauty of this fascinatingly fishy (almost) full moon, while paddling on the serene waters of Otter Point Creek.

Members Only - Terntastic Kayak

08/17/2019 @ 9:00 am-11:30 amSearch the skies for these enthusiastic marsh birds and learn about their habitat, diet and entertaining behavior.

Kooky Crazy Cormorants - Pontoon

08/17/2019 @ 1:00 pm-2:30 pmThe Bush River is teeming with Double Crested Cormorants. Scan the water, driftwood, docks, and sky for our diving, fishing friends. Binoculars provided. *Meet at Estuary Center


08/18/2019 @ 9:00 am-11:00 amBecome a part of a volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date, weather permitting.

Sunday Trail Running

08/18/2019 @ 10:00 am-11:00 amLog your miles while enjoying some beautiful scenery with fellow nature enthusiasts! All skill levels/paces welcome. The course is an out and back, single track, approx. 2 miles long (run it more than once if you choose).



Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.



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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688