September 10, 2018
The Jug Bay portion of the Patuxent River is the largest freshwater tidal wetland in Maryland. Located 42 miles from the Chesapeake Bay, Jug Bay is an estuary full of life and diversity. A wide variety of animals, plants, and other organisms can be found here which is why it is considered one of the ten most ecologically significant sites in Maryland.
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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