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MEDIA ADVISORY - Pocomoke River State Park To Host Park Quest East Adventures Finale On Saturday
More than 40 Families Qualify to Compete for Prizes at Park Quest Finale
WHAT: More than 40 families who completed all six Park Quest East challenges will enjoy a day of excitement by exploring Pocomoke River State Park, experiencing a Scales and Tales exhibit and competing in outdoor competitions for the chance to win prizes including camping gear, bicycles and outdoor recreation rentals at the finale event.
WHEN: Saturday, August 2 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Outdoor Family Competitions
3:15 p.m. Prizes awarded
WHO: 40 Park Quest family teams
Maryland Park Service Superintendent Nita Settina
WHERE: Pocomoke River State Parkís Shad Landing Shelter Area
South side of the Pocomoke River off Rte. 113
3461 Worcester Highway in Snow Hill (Worcester County)
BACKGROUND: The Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesí new Park Quest summer family adventure kicked off on Saturday, May 24 and lasted for 8 weeks. Teams comprised of at least one team member under 16 years of age and one adult, visited six state parks on Marylandís Eastern Shore and took part in a variety of activities such as paddling quiet streams, hiking trails in search of letter boxes, finding items on a scavenger hunt and fishing to complete their Park Quest passport. All teams to complete the six adventures were invited to compete in the finale event in attempts to win prize packages.
For more information about Park Quest East and journal and photographs from participating families visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/parkquest/.
Visitors to Pocomoke River State Park and Pocomoke State Forest may enjoy boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, swimming, hiking, and bird and wildlife watching amongst 14,753 wooded acres along the Pocomoke River in the Southwestern section of Worcester County, between Snow Hill and Pocomoke City. The park's combination of swamp and forest is home to a great variety of plants and animals, including white dogwood and pink laurel, river otters and bald eagles, and more than 50 fish species.
For more information about Pocomoke River State Park visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/eastern/pocomokeriver.html.
August 11, 2008
Contact: Kara Turner
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov.