February 11, 2022

Featured photo of Two Run Beaver Pond

Two Run Beaver Pond

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Active since 2022
Maryland, US

About this site


Two Run Creek is a tributary of the Patuxent River. This section of Two Run was dammed by American beavers long ago and is still maintained by them. The naturally created wetland changes drastically throughout the seasons and is visited often by waterbirds, mammals, reptiles, and other wildlife.

About Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary


Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (JBWS or Sanctuary) is located within the tidal reaches of the Patuxent River, in southern Anne Arundel County. It was established in 1985 and is operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks . The Sanctuary protects about 1,700 acres of unique tidal freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, upland and riparian forest, creeks, meadows, pine and sand barrens, and fields along the Patuxent River. This protected land provides a safe haven for a high diversity of plants, insects, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and microbes, and to rich Native American cultural resources.


Coordinates: 38.779673, -76.702187

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