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Friday, July 27, 2012

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

    This past week I had a chance to visit the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge.  This 23,000 acre wildlife refuge was established in 1933 to preserve the marsh area that was a favorite spot for migrating water fowl.
Once totally covered with marshes the area has seen a dramatic change to open water and a destruction of the marsh grasses.
   Blackwater has been involved in the efforts to increase the bald eagle population and to keep the     Delmarva Grey Squirrel from going extinct.

     In 2002 a tornado cut a path through the area and you can still see the path of the tornado today.
If you are looking for a place to spend a interesting day with nature Blackwater fits the bill and is only 2 hours away.

Just be sure to take the bug spray along with your visit.

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