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Near Church Creek in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

 
 
Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
1. Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Marker
Inscription.  Blackwater was established in 1933 as a haven for migratory waterfowl. Although management for migratory birds remains a primary focus over 80 years later, the refuge also protects and manages habitat for threatened and endangered species and provides the public with wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 38° 26.7′ N, 76° 7.182′ W. Marker is near Church Creek, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Key Wallace Drive-Entrance Road to Visitor Center. The marker is located outside the entrance to the Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Why Use Native Plants? (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (about 800 feet away); Delmarva Peninsula Fox Squirrel (approx. 0.8
Map marker on the entrance road to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
2. Map marker on the entrance road to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Welcome to the Heart of Chesapeake Country-Dorchester County has long been considered the heart of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Located central in the Chesapeake Bay midway between the Bay Bridge and Ocean City, the county border is basically the shape of a heart. Dorchester is a landscape of rivers, marshes, quaint waterfront towns, farms, wonderful wildlife an abundant natural resources Spend time exploring our community where land and water meet.
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miles away); Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Ctr. (approx. one mile away); Highway to Freedom (approx. one mile away); Harriet Tubman (approx. one mile away); The Underground Railroad (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Church Creek.
 
Entrance sign to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
3. Entrance sign to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Monitor inside the Visitor Center of a Eagle's Nest located outside image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
4. Monitor inside the Visitor Center of a Eagle's Nest located outside
Visitor Center-Eagle's Nest display with monitor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
5. Visitor Center-Eagle's Nest display with monitor
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Eagle's nest that is shown in the monitor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 28, 2014
6. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Eagle's nest that is shown in the monitor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 13, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 2, 2022