On the Wild Side
Mount Harmon Plantation
The Chesapeake Bay Watershed-Mount Harmon is located along a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay—the largest estuary in the U. S. The Chesapeake combines freshwater from its rivers with saltwater from the Atlantic Ocean, creating diverse ecosystems for wildlife. Wetlands and marshes—such as those found at Mount Harmon—serve as important filtering systems within the Bay watershed.
(Inscription beside the image in the lower left)
A watershed is an area or region where all of the water flows to a river, lake, or bay or ocean. The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers 64,000 square miles, stretching from New York to Virginia.
Mount Harmon actively supports watershed conservation. As part of a Conservation Program, the surrounding fields are planted in perennial grasses to help prevent soil from eroding into nearby waters. Also, Mount Harmon’s 200 acres of open space in a designated nature preserve, where native plants and wildlife are protected.
Location. 39° 22.953′ N, 75° 56.455′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hilltop View (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History Quest (about 700 feet away); Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tobacco and Mount Harmon (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Mount Harmon Plantation at World’s End (approx. ¼ mile away); Plantation Life in the Colonial Era (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sassafras River (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mount Harmon Plantation at World's End (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Earlsville.
Categories. • Animals • Environment • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 11, 2016.