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Natural Resources and Wildlife Programs

Adopt-A-Trail

Groups can adopt sections of the Anacostia Tributary, Henson Creek, and Washinton, Baltimore & Annapolis Trail, and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail. 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. 
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Eagle Scouts/Gold Awards

Opportunities are provided for the completion of Eagle Scout projects and Gold Awards. Please contact the Park Ranger Office for inquiries regarding doing scout-related projects on parkland.

Wildlife Response

The Park Rangers conduct on-site evaluation of wildlife issues in parks and park facilities. The rangers also respond to injured wildlife on parkland. 

Weed Warriors

Assist 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.

The Eastern Bluebird program has been an important and successful endeavor for the birds in Prince George's County. The amount of cumulative fledglings has increased each year since 2005 and will continue to grow thanks to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers and staff.

Wood Duck Monitoring Program

The 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.
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