June 12 - Advisory Council Meeting

Mallows Bay–Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary’s Advisory Council will meet in person on June 12, 2024. The meeting is open to the public.

July 13 - Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Surveys

Join us for a special one-day event where volunteers will conduct a survey of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) at Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary to gain insights into the overall ecosystem's health! The event will be facilitated by Chesapeake Bay SAV Watchers, a program that empowers volunteer scientists to learn about SAV and contribute valuable data to bay scientists and managers. For more information, visit the Programs, Events, and Volunteer webpage.

NOAA announces $5 million to design a new visitor center for Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA intends to invest $5 million to support the design of a staff office and visitor center for the recently established Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary. These facilities would help the sanctuary conduct day-to-day operations from an efficient location, and enable recreation, education and community benefits provided by sanctuary management. When built, the new visitor center will connect other local and regional recreation and heritage tourism opportunities, and is expected to be accessible by public transportation to allow for broad public access.

aerial view of kayaker paddling near shipwrecks
Aerial view of Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary, where NOAA is investing $5 million from the Inflation Reduction Act to support pre-construction and design requirements for a sanctuary visitor center in Charles County, Maryland. The new interpretive center would help make the sanctuary more accessible to the public, including diverse and historically underserved communities, by providing a place for people to learn about the sanctuary and related cultural and Native American heritage. Photo: NOAA


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