News from the DNR Office of Communications

Janes Island State Park To Hold Open House

CRISFIELD, Md. (April 4, 2011) Janes Island State Park officials invite families, civic organizations, churches, schools and youth groups to attend its open house from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on Saturday April 23.

Planned activities include a hayride through the park, kite making, crabbing and/or fishing on the Daugherty Creek Canal, canoeing or kayaking at the marina, a Scales & Tales live animal display, Geocaching and other family activities, games and crafts.

There is no cost to attend and free refreshments will be provided.

The Julie Schweikert Nature Center, the Daugherty Creek Conference Center, a full-size cabin, and a camper cabin will be open for tours and rental information.

For more information, contact Beth Shafer at the Janes Island Park Office at (410)968-1565.

Accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Seven days advance notice is requested.

   April 7, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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