Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
This coming weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman.
Larry McGowan drives up to a marsh-ringed lake in his government-issued SUV and kills the engine before it has finished rolling to a stop. Within a few moments, a flock of Canada geese wings into view, flying low toward another flock already on the water.
The state of Maryland is asking the federal government to designate part of the Eastern Shore as a national monument to abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Federal duck stamp proceeds will be used to conserve 112 acres at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore.
Maryland’s Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is home to one of the nation’s largest breeding populations of bald eagles and the refuge is hosting an eagle festival this weekend to celebrate the majestic birds of prey.
Although officials have made great strides in eliminating invasive populations of nutria, more work is being done to eradicate the species in Maryland.
The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is acquiring more than 400 acres that will help support wildlife habitat management needs and maintain the region’s ecological diversity.