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TRAVEL WRITER KATIE RILEY VENTURES OFF THE BEATEN PATH TO EXPLORE BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME
Written by Katie Riley
Photography by Rob Waters
The Blackwater has plenty of stories to tell,” said Matt Meredith, operations manager of Blackwater Adventures, as he shares another anecdote of the region’s history and wildlife while guiding us on a kayaking tour up the Little Blackwater River.

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Land of Opportunity

With eight generations planted in the roots of Dorchester County, the Meredith family of Blackwater Adventures not only revel in the area’s history — they are part of it.
Written by Katie RileyPhotography by Coty Jones Photography
For as long as he can remember, Jay Meredith dreamed of owning a company that would rent kayaks for visitors to explore the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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Call of the Wild

Known as “The Everglades of the North,“ Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a sanctuary for its inhabitants and a treasure for its visitors
Written by Joe WilleyPhotography by Jay Fleming
An untamed wilderness is hiding in plain sight. It is an iconic view of the quietly beautiful and soggy marshlands of the Chesapeake Bay region and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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Fighting Irish: Denny Mogan

Upon reaching the summit of his career, with life at its best, Salisbury’s Denny Mogan receives unimaginable news
Written by Jonathan WestmanPhotography courtesy The Mogans

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be
yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your
world with joy that long endures.

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