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Natural Resources and Wildlife Programs
Adopt-A-TrailGroups can adopt sections of the Anacostia Tributary , Henson Creek, and WB&A hiker/biker trails . Responsibilities include removing debris, reporting trail needs, and performing small projects. Groups are recognized with a sign along their section of the trail. Ideal for scouts, families, and community and church groups. Materials provided. All ages.
Download Adopt-A-Trail Brochure
Eagle Scouts/Gold AwardsOpportunities are provided for the completion of Eagle Scout projects and Gold Awards.
Wildlife ResponseThe Park Rangers conduct on-site evaluation of wildlife issues and respond to injured wildlife on M-NCPPC parkland.
Stream SaversAssist with stream clean up and assess stream health by identifying indicator species. There are age restrictions on some events.
Weed WarriorsAssist with identification, removal, and management of non-native plant species. Help allow native plants to flourish in our forest. Remember to dress appropriately and bring plenty of water. Gloves and other supplies/equipment will be provided.
Eastern Bluebird Monitoring Program
M-NCPPC staff and volunteers monitor the Eastern Bluebird during the breeding season. Bluebird trails are monitored throughout Prince George's County on a weekly basis to observe nest attempts, eggs, hatchlings, nestlings, and fledglings in each box. Although the nesting boxes are constructed for bluebirds, other species utilize the boxes as well.
Wood Duck Monitoring ProgramThe Park Rangers maintain the wood duck boxes located in M-NCPPC parks located throughout the county. This includes monitoring the boxes once a year to collect data on fledglings and to prepare them for the following season. Each year we increase the number of boxes to new and existing parks in an attempt to raise the current population.
Wood ducks typically nest from late February throughout July. Nesting mostly occurs in March and April. Average nest size is twelve eggs with one being laid per day.
Contact the Park Ranger Office at 301-627-7755 for information regarding the programs/activities.
The Natural and Historical Resources DivisionProgram Planning Handbook