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2021 MPEA Butterfly Survey Volunteer

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


The Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA) seeks volunteers to assist with independent surveys of butterflies found within it's borders. Volunteers will keep of a tally of each individual butterfly of each species they observe and identify during survey sessions, and report findings to MPEA staff.

For more information, visit https://www.hocovolunteer.org/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=501&class=OppDetails&opportunityID=2460

or contact MPEA Volunteer Coordinator Allen Dupre at adupre@howardcountymd.gov

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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.


Middle Patuxent Environmental Area5795 Trotter RoadClarksville, MD 21029



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Science
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1 hour per two weeks (April-October)
  • A phone interview and onsite training will be required for any prospective volunteers.

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