Karyn Molines, chief of Calvert County’s Natural Resources Division, has spent her first year in county government reviewing the land that the county maintains and is a proponent of using the land and facilities for outdoor recreation and education.
According to Calvert Currents,
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary, Flag Ponds Nature Park and Kings Landing Park each offer a range of ways to appreciate nature through trails, water access, picnic areas and recreational facilities. Another aspect of the county’s natural resources facilities is a focus on education. Naturalists work at the parks to provide educational programs for adults and children, bringing people to a natural classroom that allows them to see and sometimes touch the things about which they are learning.
Calvert County’s nature parks are peerless examples of the ecological diversity found in Southern Maryland. Each offers significant opportunities for outdoor learning and compatible recreation.
- Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary: 100 acres of one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in the United States.
- Flag Ponds Nature Park: 500 acres of natural area on the Chesapeake Bay from beach to upland.
- Kings Landing Park: More than 265 acres of natural area on the Patuxent River including 4,000 feet of river shoreline and 50 acres of marshland.
- Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm: Still under development, this site is rich in natural and cultural resources and is a living laboratory to explore, understand and experience Calvert County’s agricultural practices and lifestyles throughout its history.