PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – April 13, 2018 – The Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Division, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Planning, encourages citizens to engage in outdoor exploratory activities along the Patuxent River during the 2018 Patuxent Challenge.

During this social media event, paddle a kayak or canoe at Kings Landing Park, take a hike along the Patuxent River at Jefferson Patterson Park or visit a favorite location along the river to take in the scenic views and enjoy the beauty of nature.

“The Patuxent River offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities and the Patuxent Challenge provides a menu of these fun activities,” said Calvert County Natural Resources Division Chief Karyn Molines. “By completing the Patuxent Challenge, you will experience a different aspect of the Patuxent River with each activity as the river changes from its headwaters to the Chesapeake Bay.”

Join the Patuxent River Challenge by visiting and choose an activity listed. Post photos through your preferred social media platform, hashtag #PatuxentChallenge and send photos to for a chance to win prizes. For full details about the Patuxent Challenge, visit online.

Learn more about the Department of Parks & Recreation including the Natural Resources Division and its comprehensive program of recreational activities and park information by visiting online at

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