Leight Estuary Center, Maryland

Day 1706

     The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center is the research and education facility of the Otter Point Creek component of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Maryland (Whew!). The Estuary Center is dedicated to increasing appreciation and understanding of estuaries (what’s an estuary?) The Center is located where Otter Point Creek meets the Bush River. The Bush River is an Estuary (that part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which the river’s current meets the sea’s tide) of the Chesapeake Bay. 

     Located next to our campground, we visited the small museum there, then hiked the surrounding area. 

     Our hike ultimately led us to a pier with devices measuring the quality of water of Otter Point Creek and the Bush River.

     Since the color of the water was dark brown, I would think it was pretty polluted. Nevertheless, the data is uploaded to the Centralized Data Management Office. The data collected is available at their website: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/dges

     I did not see water quality listed. Maybe because it was so obvious.

4 thoughts on “Leight Estuary Center, Maryland

    1. Thank you, Jerry. The Maryland Governor has lifted most china virus restrictions. Maryland, and other states are now opening parks and museums. Open, open, as in drop-in open, no appointment necessary open. Most States are lifting all restrictions on July 1, 2021. Therefore we will be leaving Maryland on July 2.

  1. Hey you two! So nice to see you’re ‘on the road again’. I always enjoy your updates! That brown frog is a little scarsy!! 🙂

    I’m in Portland for the duration. My sis in Coeur d’Alene, ID (7 years younger) had a stroke on Mother’s Day – just 1 week after I had visited her. Daughter #1 and I drove over and spent 10 days. She is doing amazingly well but I plan to fly over again sometime in July.

    In the meantime, my daughter & I are driving down to Roseburg, Or to research geneology on Mom’s side. Her grandfather was a judge and business man there and leaves quite a history.

    I also plan to fly south to spend another month with Rod & Mary – perhaps end of Aug/early Sept.

    Hope to see you again and play farkle and rummikub. What fun and what memories!! Joyce


    1. Thank you, Joyce. We will be returning to Maryland in September for our Great Granddaughter’s wedding. It is hard to believe Barbara is that old to have a great granddaughter.

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