Battle Creek Nature Education Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 122
Battle Creek Nature Education Society (BCNES) incorporated in 1985 as a non-profit charitable organization providing supplemental financial support for the educational programs of Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary, Flag Ponds Nature Park and Kings Landing in partnership with the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. These three Calvert County Parks are peerless examples of the ecological diversity found in Southern Maryland Region. Flag Ponds protects approximately 500 acres of natural area on the Chesapeake Bay from beach to upland. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary protects 100 acres of one of the northernmost stands of baldcypress trees in the United States. Kings Landing protects over 265 acres of natural area on the Patuxent River including 4,000 feet of river shoreline and 50 acres of marshland. Each offers significant opportunities for outdoor learning and compatible recreation.