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Click on Me to Volunteer for The Total Wetland Experience


MWDI Volunteer Hours Top 14,000!


MWDI has numerous Volunteer opportunities which can be tailored to fit anyone’s schedule, regional preferences & logistics, time commitment desired, level of responsibility or seasonal desires.

Numerous MWDI sites can accommodate more nest monitors for weekday, late afternoon or weekend outings....hiking or boat-oriented in Prince George's, Kent, Dorchester and the lower shore counties. Times are flexible - occurring between April 15-June 30th.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Cliff Brown at This is also a great opportunity to bring the kids along to learn about Wood Ducks and conservation and enjoy a "Total Wetland Experience." They really like the mud!

See the MWDI Events Calendar for a tentative outline of upcoming field activities being planned. See the Education section for news on more youth involvement. Nest monitoring & inspection opportunities abound.

MWDI now has 66 active sites involving over 1,600 boxes this year. (up from 20 in 2004). The project continues to grow and we need all the volunteers we can muster. Shame on us if we can’t find a nest monitoring niche for you!

We are jealous of our time and are certainly aware that your time is also precious. Our field work is planned to be focused and efficient for these reasons. Nest inspections & monitoring can be handled with the utmost flexibility. Projects may involve only a few boxes or several, perhaps 30-45 minutes twice a year or up to two days annually, whatever fits. Walk, canoe, boat as you please.

We can create the Total Wetland Experience for you!!

Volunteer Opportunities

Nest Inspections & Monitoring
Nest Box Building
Nest Box Installation
External Affairs
Certification Program

To volunteer, please contact:

Cliff Brown
Executive Director
Maryland Wood Duck Initiative
3021 45th St NW
Washington DC 20016
Phone: 202-363-9857 (office)
703-447-5142 (cell)
Fax: 202-363-7121

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This page updated on May 08, 2012