Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility Open House

The Maryland Port Administration is pleased to offer the public the opportunity to explore Cox Creek, only accessible a few times a year, including during our Open House! Cox Creek is an active dredged material placement site that is undergoing expansion and the site also includes 126 acres of preserved wetlands.


Event Details:

Birding Walk: 8am - 10am (Registration Required)

Self-Guided Birding Walk: 10am - 1:30pm

Open House: 10am - 2pm (Last van tour departs at 1:30pm)

Location Details:

Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility

1000 Kembo Road, Curtis Bay, Maryland  21226


Open House Highlights

  • Learn about what’s happening at Cox Creek and other Port site activities
  • See the expansion of the facility via Riding Tours of the dredged placement site
  • Access this top birding site in the state, particularly in migration season 
  • Meet Port staff and project partners
  • Explore dredged material innovations 
  • Learn about the new Swan Creek Nature Trail that is in development
  • Share your thoughts on the project with Maryland Port Administration officials



Children’s Activities

  • Youth fishing opportunity (fishing gear will be provided)
  • Touch a Truck including bulldozers, a dump truck, trash truck, fire truck and more!
  • Arts and crafts
  • Educational games, snacks and more!
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  • Anne Arundel County Bird Club
  • Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
  • Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management
  • Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center (AACPS TERP Program)
  • CSI Environmental, LLC
  • Maryland Environmental Service
  • Maryland Port Administration
  • Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Department
  • Pasadena Sportfishing Group
  • Scenic Rivers Land Trust


For more information on this Open House or for questions, please contact