Caroline County Bird Club and Friends of Gravelly Branch need volunteers for a garbage clean-up Saturday, April 5

Meet there at 9 am.  Directions below.

Nick Carter, Nancy Eash, and others have organized this clean-up.  There is a lot of trash down in the creek and along the sanctuary.  It will be muddy due to recent rain, so dress accordingly.  Also, bring work gloves and trash bags.  Nancy has arranged for a garbage pickup.

It's been a few years since we've done a clean-up in Pelot, so I hope a few of you can join us!

Information about MYRTLE SIMON PELOT, Caroline County

This sanctuary was purchased in 1972 using a bequest to the MOS from Mrs. Myrtle Pelot of Ridgely. It is approximately 60 acres of deciduous swamp forest varying from 9 to 20 feet above sea level.

Originally the land was part of an old mill property with Draper Mill Road forming the dam, which impounded Gravelly Branch. The dam washed out in 1937, and the rich pond sediments now support a thriving forest. It is located in the Red Bridges area of the Choptank River, an area that local birders have enjoyed for years. Pelot Sanctuary is an oasis for flowers, birds, and other fauna in the midst of a predominantly agricultural area.

A marked trail begins at the sanctuary sign and there is a rest area with benches approximately 200 yards in on the left. There is parking for two or three cars along the road near the bridge.

From Rt 313 in Greensboro, turn east onto Whiteleysburg Rd (Rt 314).
Left on Wothers Rd, then Right on Boyce Mill Rd.
Left on Drapers Mill Road - look for sanctuary sign on the right.

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