September 14, 2018
The 1000ft driving tour bridge you are standing on crosses Mattaponi Creek and was built in 1986 in partnership with The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Mattaponi Creek is a freshwater tributary of the Patuxent River with protected wetlands that are full of life. We are hoping to document seasonal changes in the marsh as well as impacts from climate change such as sea level rise and salt water intrusion.
The Patuxent River is considered one of the most beautiful sites in Prince George's County and the State of Maryland. But it is not just a stunning site, it is also a valuable natural resource. The Patuxent River Watershed Act of 1961 recognized this and that the river is worthy of protection.
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