Natural Resources & Wildlife Programs


The Department of Parks and Recreation's mission includes protecting the natural environment within the park system. It is our goal to inventory, protect, manage and enhance natural resources on Prince George's County parkland to provide a healthy and diverse environment for the enjoyment of park patrons and future generations, in addition to a viable habitat for plant life and wildlife. Our mission is greatly supported by public involvement in stewardship efforts. Individuals and groups can enhance stewardship efforts by participating in volunteer opportunities.
  1. Adopt-a-Park
  2. Adopt-a-Pond
  3. Adopt-a-Trail
  4. Eastern Bluebird Monitoring
  5. Eagle Scouts / Gold Awards
  6. Monarch Waystations
  7. Weed Warriors
  8. Wetland Stewardship
  9. Wildlife Response
  10. Wood Duck Monitoring Program


Groups or individuals can adopt a number of natural area parks throughout Prince George's County. Responsibilities may include:

  • Monitoring of nest boxes for birds 
  • Maintaining detailed records
  • Conducting wildlife and plant surveys
  • Constructing and installing wildlife nesting boxes, clean-ups, reporting park needs, and various other environmental projects
This opportunity requires a two-year commitment. Training and materials are provided. Volunteer assignment schedules vary. This opportunity is ideal for individuals, Scouts group, families, businesses, community groups, and church groups. Groups are recognized with signage at the adopted park.