Responding To Disaster

Turkey and Syria continue to deal with the terrible impact of earthquakes. Read our blog to find out what you can do to help support natural disaster relief.
Read More
  • 6 people are interested

2022 MPEA Plant Propagation Project

Save to Favorites

ORGANIZATION: Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks: Middle Patuxent Environmental Area

  • 6 people are interested
Clegg's Meadow
Clegg's Meadow at the MPEA

2023 MPEA Plant Propagation Project | Middle Patuxent Environmental Area | Ongoing Opportunity| Dusk - Dawn | Ages 18+

MPEA habitat restoration efforts often include removing non-native invasive plants and replanting areas with native plants, and a significant quantity of native plant material is needed for these efforts. Many species can be propagated from plants on site, providing local ecotypes as well as species not readily available for purchase. The MPEA is seeking independent volunteers for the project, who will:

Job Duties:

- plant starter plants from seed into flats, quarts, or gallons
- water established plants and repot as needed
- under staff direction, collect seeds of or transplant desired plant species within the MPEA
- assist with planting grown plants in designated habitat restoration areas
- review the literature to assist with the creation of a propagation notebook for the habitat restoration species list

A phone interview and onsite training will be required for any prospective volunteers.

3 More opportunities with Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks: Middle Patuxent Environmental Area

Request failed
{{ opp.title }}
This is a Virtual Opportunity.
{{ opp.location }}
We'll work with your schedule
{{ opp.dateStr }}
{{ opp.timeStr }}

About Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks: Middle Patuxent Environmental Area


5795 Trotter Rd, Columbia, MD 21044, US

Mission Statement

The primary components of the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area's mission are natural resource conservation, environmental education, research, and passive recreation. The area is managed using ecosystem management concepts to restore and protect the diversity of communities found in this region.


Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks manages the 1,021-acre Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA) in cooperation with the Middle Patuxent Environmental Foundation. This natural area is home to a diversity of wildlife, including an impressive list of about 150 species of birds, over 40 species of mammals, and numerous amphibians, reptiles, fishes, butterflies, plants and other wildlife. Five and one-half miles of hiking trails, with two interpretive nature trail brochures, give visitors an opportunity to enjoy and learn about the area.

The objective of the MPEA volunteer program is to involve members of the community in many aspects of the MPEA's management. Volunteers can become involved in the development and maintenance of our trail system, help fight the invasive exotics that threaten our native species, study the diverse flora and fauna communities, participate in habitat management projects.




We'll work with your schedule.


5795 Trotter RdMiddle Patuxent Environmental AreaClarksville, MD 21029



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Horticulture


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Interview and on-site training required.

Report this opportunity