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Riley's Lock Tree ID & More (Wednesday)

  • 01/23/2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Riley's Lock, C & O Canal National Historical Park, Montgomery County
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Riley's Lock Tree ID & More - Wednesday January 23, 2019 


Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society 

Description:  Riley’s Lock is the home of the Seneca Aqueduct, Seneca Creek and the ruins of the Seneca Stonecutting Mill. We will head upriver to the stonecutting mill then back track to the tow path and walk upriver to view the remains of the several sandstone quarries that supplied stone for canal locks, the Smithsonian Castle and Cabin John Bridge. The quarries and the wonderful stone walls lining the canal are only really visible in winter. Quite a diversity of trees.

Leader:  Marney Bruce

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 15 people. MNPS members only through January 13, 2019.

Notes: This is a level walk of about four miles.

Bring:   Field guides, water, lunch, binoculars if you like, sun or rain protection.

Cancellation Policy:  We will go in drizzle or light rain, but trip will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or storms.

Contact (for information, not to register): Marney Bruce,

Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

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