Bogs were historically a common feature in the Maryland coastal plain, especially in Anne Arundel and the surrounding counties. They are composed of a very unique group of native plants and animals that we don’t even see in other types of wetlands, even those that might be located next to a bog. Bogs are naturally nutrient deprived which means that they can accept nutrient rich water from the suburban runoff that often flows down into them. Most of the county’s native bogs have been filled in or drained over the last 400 years, making it that much more critical to preserve them. This bog was constructed by the County but is maintained in partnership by the South River Federation and the school.
Read the blogs on our efforts to keep the bog clean with Edgewater Elementary: