News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – July 1, 2019 –The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Division, in partnership with the Patuxent River Commission and the Maryland Department of Planning, encourages citizens to explore the outdoors along the Patuxent River during the 2019 Patuxent Challenge.

During this social media event, paddle a kayak or canoe from Lower Marlboro Wharf, fish at Kings Landing Park, take a hike along the Patuxent River at Jefferson Patterson Park or visit a favorite location along the river to take in the scenic views and enjoy the beauty of nature.

“The Patuxent River offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities and the Patuxent Challenge provides a menu of these fun activities,” said Calvert County Parks & Recreation Director Shannon Nazzal. “By completing the Patuxent Challenge, you will experience a different aspect of the Patuxent River with each activity as the river changes from its headwaters to the Chesapeake Bay.”

Join the Patuxent Challenge by visitingwww.patuxentchallenge.organd choose an activity listed. Post photos through your preferred social media platform, hashtag #PatuxentChallenge and send photos topatuxentchallenge@gmail.comfor a chance to win prizes. For full details about the Patuxent Challenge, visitonline.

Learn more about the Department of Parks & Recreation including the Natural Resources Division and its comprehensive program of recreational activities and park information by visiting online

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