Saturday, June 9th:
License-Free Fishing Day!
Saturday, June 9th, is a license-free fishing day all across Maryland! On this day, no fishing license is required to catch and possess finfish in tidal and non-tidal waters of the State for recreational purposes. All other fishing laws and regulations still apply.
Katie’s 5K Race (& 1 Mile Walk/ Run), 9:00-11:30 AM
Lace up your running shoes and prepare to be inspired! The Katie’s 5K is an annual 5km race in memory of Katie DeRosa, a local 13-year-old who was tragically struck and killed by a speeding car while training for cross-country. Katie was an organ donor and saved the lives of 5 people. The race takes place on trails and roadways within New Germany State Park. Registration begins at 7:30 AM at the Lake House and the cost is $15.00 (race day entry). Proceeds sponsor two college scholarships in Katie’s memory and other Queen City Striders activities. For more information, visit www.qcstriders.org.
Salamander Scurry, 3:00 PM
When was the last time you turned over a rock in search for critters? Join the park ranger for some old-fashioned fun, and learn about some common salamanders found in the park. Cost is $6.00 per family, which includes a free field guide. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear adequate footwear. Meet at the Nature Center, next to the Lake House.
Campfire Program: Scales & Tales, 7:30 PM
Gather ‘round the campfire with Ranger Elena Bode and experience a fascinating, up-close encounter with live birds of prey. After the program, participants can enjoy free S’mores around the campfire. Meet at the Lake House, and bring a flashlight for your safety when leaving the program.
Sunday, June 10th:
Tree ID Hike, 3:00 PM
Join the park naturalist on a guided one-mile hike, and learn how to identify some common trees found in the park! Cost is $6.00 per family, which includes a free field guide. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, wear adequate footwear, and bring drinking water. Meet at the Lake House.