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February 2016

20 - Guided Winter Hike at Double Oak
Bundle up and head out on the trail with ACLT's Annual Guided Winter Hike! Our knowledgeable ACLT guides will take hikers, starting from the North Side Trailhead at Double Oak Farm, to the Chesapeake Bay Overlook. Hike along lovely winter touched trails, past the impressive 20 ft long beaver dam, up to great views of both the Bay and Parkers Creek. Challenge level: Moderate. Time: 1:30 - 4pm. Ages: Good for 7 and over.

March 2016

12 - Annual Membership Meeting
Join ACLT on March 12 for our Annual Membership Meeting! Discuss issues of interest to ACLT and our plans for the future. Please plan to come to get involved and meet fellow members. Coffee reception prior to meeting. Registration for post-meeting luncheon will be available soon. St. John Vianney Family Life Center. 9am - 11am. Luncheon to follow.

April 2016

2 - Hiking Trail Maintenance Day
Spring Hiking Trail Maintenance Day: Bring you work glove and elbow grease and we'll bring great outdoor projects and smiles as we work on the trails! Meeting spot TBA. 9am - 12pm. Picnic lunch for all volunteers!
3 - Parkers Creek Water Quality Monitoring Training
Attention Citizen Scientist! Help ACLT continue research on the quality of the water in Parkers Creek. Class Description: Become a WQM volunteer in a training course to learn how to collect and prepare water samples from 3 locations along Parkers Creek. Training will run from 9am - 1pm at the ACLT office. Hands-on sampling experience provided.
16 - Canoe Guide Training
Enjoy canoeing or kayaking? Ever considered becoming a volunteer canoe guide for ACLT? Every year from spring until fall the ACLT hosts guided canoe trips along Parkers Creek. Trips are scheduled at different times (depending on the tide) of the day on Saturdays or Sundays and take about three hours. Join us to learn how to lead guided canoe trips on Parkers Creek for the 2016 canoe season. Canoeing/Kayaking experience required. Please call to verify 410-414-3400. Saturday, April 16th from 9 am to 1 pm. Registration and approval required. Dress in appropriate clothing to go paddling.
23 - Earth Day 5k Trail Run
Celebrate Earth Day by running ACLTs beautiful Parkers Creek Loop at our 5K Fun Run! Get out on the trails with beautiful views of Parkers Creek and enjoy the spring weather while helping to raise awareness and support for ACLT. Run is not TAC certified but will be timed. Walkers welcome! More information available soon.
24 - Earth Day Clean Up Day
Recognize Earth Day by helping to clean up the environment! Join ACLT staff on April 24th from 12:00 - 3:00pm to work on a variety of projects. Meet at the South Side Trailhead Barn. Please bring your gloves! Water, snacks, tools and smiles provided! Let us know you're coming by registering. Thanks!

May 2016

1 - Childrens Guided Hike
Bring the whole family for an ACLT "Guided Family Hike" on May 1st starting from our North Side Trailhead at 676 Double Oak Rd, Prince Frederick MD 20678. Our younger friends will love to explore the trails with the chance to see blooming flowers, wildlife and the amazing 20 foot long beaver dam! Registration required. (trails not good for strollers)
22 - ACLT Family Day
Join us for an afternoon of fun activities for the whole family, celebrating the Parkers Creek Preserve and ACLT! Nature-inspired craft activities, guided hikes, live music, a scavenger hunt, tractor-pulled hayrides and more at the North Side Trailhead/Double Oak Farm in Prince Frederick. 1:00 - 4:00pm
28 - Guided Canoe Trip
SUNRISE Guided Canoe Trip: 6am - 9am. Join ACLT for a great morning on Parkers Creek at a time when our wildlife will be most active! You'll be guided through the variety of ecosystems in the most pristine watershed on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. $15 donation per person requested. Please note canoe trips are physically strenuous. Rain date Sunday, May 29th. REGISTER HERE

June 2016

4 - Guided Canoe Trip
Depart from Warrior's Rest in Port Republic and enjoy a guided scenic tour of Parkers Creek. Reservations are required. Please call us at (410) 414-3400 or e-mail for more information. Canoe trips are physically strenuous, requiring paddling for three hours (frequently against wind and tides), and may require participants to help carry a canoe. Rain date of Sunday, June 5th. REGISTER HERE
5 - Mountain Laurel Guided Hike
Join ACLT's Master Naturalist Guides for a hike along our trails to enjoy the blooming Mountain Laurel. 12:30 - 2:30pm (time & date may be adjusted depending on dates of blooming)
12 - Second Sundays Farmers Market
Celebrate summer with ACLT at the new "2nd Sunday Farmers Market!" Visit ACLT's Double Oak Farm on Sunday June 12th from 1-4pm for the freshest produce, tours of the farm and educational garden, and more! 2nd Sunday Farmers Markets will be held on June 12, July 10 and August 14. See you at ACLT's Double Oak Farm at 676 Double Oak Rd in Prince Frederick.

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