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2022 MPEA June Pollinator Planting

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

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Clegg's Meadow
Clegg's Meadow at the MPEA

For decades, volunteers have worked diligently to clear out invasive Autumn olive and Multiflora Rose shrubs from the forest understory of various sites throughout the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. On this day, we will return to one such recently-cleared site to install and shelter a wide variety of native pollinator plants, grown onsite, to restore the ground cover and provide species that will benefit the local wildlife.

Job Duties:
- Prepare for (clearing, digging, etc.), plant, and shelter native herbaceous and woody plants for wildlife.

- Training, tools, and supplies will be provided;
- Precautions for the ticks, poison ivy, & stinging insects that may be encountered should also be taken;
- This event may be cancelled in the case of adverse weather conditions (such as moderate to heavy precipitation, high winds, or lightning).

Please Bring/Wear:
- Drinking water;
- Snacks, if desired;
- Work gloves;
- Long pants;
- Sturdy, closed-toe shoes;
- Eye protection (recommended);
- Appropriate clothing for the weather, including sun protection.

Severe weather may cause this event to be cancelled.

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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.




Wed Jun 01, 2022
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM


6495 South Wind CircleClarksvilleColumbia, MD 21044



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


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Up to 3 hours

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