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  • MNPS Meeting: "Whither Potomac Wildness?"

MNPS Meeting: "Whither Potomac Wildness?"

  • 05/26/2009
  • 7:30 PM
  • White Oak Library

Proximal to both the Coastal Plain and Piedmont provinces, the tidal-Potomac watershed below the fall line retains remnants of an impressive biodiversity once sustained by extensive forestlands. Even as we commemorate lingering examples bequeathed us by history, such as tidal-freshwater marshes, regionally endemic Magnolia Bogs, and pockets of shell-marl forest, the need for conservation looms lest we pass along little in the face of spreading urbanization.

Join Jim Long, MNPS member, research scientist, and coordinator of the Mattawoman Watershed Society, for a presentation on the amazing wealth of natural areas and biodiversity that occur in the Potomac River watershed near the Nation's Capital, and how these lands and wildlife characterize the natural landscape. Jim will also discuss some of the key challenges in preserving this biodiversity including the lands and waterways.

Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room

Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store.

There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.

The meeting is open to non-members.

Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.

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