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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Are You Up for the Patuxent Challenge?


MEDIA CONTACT: TOMMY BADEN 301-627-6074 - or – 

KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or -


Are You Up for the Patuxent Challenge?


Riverdale, MD – The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, in partnership with the Patuxent River Commission, is challenging residents to get outside and participate in exploratory activities along the Patuxent River during the 2018 Patuxent Challenge.

Join the Patuxent River Challenge by visiting and choose an activity listed. Complete one activity per county plus the City of Laurel in a calendar year (8 total activities) and document your involvement by taking a selfie with each activity’s Patuxent Challenge sign. Post photos through your preferred social media platform, hashtag #PatuxentChallenge and send photos to for a chance to win prizes. Prizes will be shipped January 2019. One prize pack per address.

During this year-round social media event, participants in Prince George’s County can enjoy a few of the challenge sites:

Hike the Red Trail at Governor Bridge Natural Area (#6):

WHERE: 7600 Governor Bridge Road, Bowie, MD 20716

WHEN: Open daily, 8 AM to sunset; Visitors Center 8 AM - 4 PM

Paddle out of Jackson’s Landing located at Jug Bay Natural Area (#9):

WHERE: 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

WHEN: Open daily, 8 AM to sunset; Canoes and kayaks are available for rent or bring your own April - October.

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