Bluff Point River Refuge

Located where the Wycomico River Tributary meets the Potomac, the Bluff Point Confluence in Bushwood is not only the base of operations for the JES Avanti Foundation, but also a beautiful waterfront refuge ideal for boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and outdoor recreation of all sorts.

Bluff Point River Refuge is home to:

  • 2 Osprey "Sea hawk" nesting sites

  • 7 Bluebird houses

  • 1 American kestrel nesting house

  • Red-tailed hawks

  • Eastern snapping turtles

  • Diamondback terrapins

  • Great blue heron

  • Canada geese

  • Crayfish

  • White-tailed deer

  • Red Fox

  • Resident Bald eagles

  • And an Emu *New Oct. 2017*

Monarch Waystation Certified

Monarch waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarch butterflies to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.  [ ]

"Here in Maryland, where the Monarch population is robust, the butterflies can

be seen throughout the summer months

in small numbers and in large flights

off the coast in their autum migration...

In late summer and early fall practically

every local field or garden can boast

transient monarchs."

Rick Borchelt, The Baltimore Sun (June 26, 2016)

Beekeeping - Honey Bees

We are excited to announce that in the coming weeks we will be starting a beekeeping practice here at Bluff Point.


For over three years now our team members have been researching, attending seminars, and practicing private beekeeping at their homes in Baltimore County and Southern Maryland, and they feel confident in extending this practice to us here at the Bluff Point River Refuge.

We currently have 1 thriving hive on the property!