Corporate Opportunities

Mission Stament 

The Howard County Conservation Corps engages citizens to enhance and protect the environment by promoting hands-on conservation projects for citizens to participate in while also connecting with nature.

Corporate Opportunities

The Natural Resources Division welcomes corporate groups of ten employees to volunteer in select projects to protect and enhance the environment. Service projects are available on weekdays with flexible scheduling. All projects are susceptible to availability. Please review available projects below. Contact Sue Muller to schedule a service project, smuller@howardcountymd.gov or 410 313-4697.

Waterloo Park
Waterloo Park is a 22-acre park of mixed woodland habitat. Volunteers will receive an ecology lesson about the effects of deer and non-native plants on the forest ecosystem as they work to remove non-native plants and trash. We will also look to increase the amphibian species list for the park by looking for amphibian eggs.

Savage Mill Trail
The Savage Mill Trail is one mile in length along the scenic Little Patuxent River. The roar of the water will drown out the sounds of modern day life. Volunteers will receive an ecology lesson about the effects of deer and non-native plants on the ecosystem along the river as they work to remove non-native plants and trash. We will also be watching for signs of osprey building nests.

Mayfield Park
Mayfield Park is located along Dorsey Run in Elkridge. This park and stream need a serious clean-up. Volunteers will collect trash in and out of the stream and separate recyclable trash. Volunteers will receive an ecology lesson about the effects of deer and non-native plants on the ecosystem as they work to remove non-native plants too.

Park & Stream Clean-ups

The Natural Resources Division sponsors two annual stream clean-ups per year, Project Clean Stream and the International Coastal Clean-up. Other stream clean-ups may be scheduled as needed.

Project Clean Stream
April 7 from 10am-12:30pm in Jessup. Click for details and to sign up.

International Coastal Clean-up
September (date and location TBA).

Citizen Science

Monthly Butterfly Surveys
Surveys are once per month June-September, dates and location TBA.

Moth Survey
One survey during National Moth Week in July (date and location TBA).

Howard County Herp Atlas
Ongoing, visit the Howard County Bird Club website to learn about this survey,  https://howardbirds.org/herpatlas/index.htm.

Safe Skies
(spring and fall migration) – looking for volunteers to help with bird strike surveys (birds hitting windows). Contact Sue Muller, smuller@howardcountymd.gov.

Maryland Biodiversity Project
Visit https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/index.php.  All volunteer projects incorporate documenting flora and fauna with photos to submit to this Citizen Science project.

Tree Plantings

The Natural Resources Division sponsors two tree plantings each year, Earth Day and Family Volunteer Day.

Earth Day 
April 20 at Rockburn Park
Sign up

Family Volunteer Day
(November, date and location TBA).

Weed Warrior

Non-native plants are a serious threat to our local ecosystems.  If you would like to volunteer to remove non-native plants, please contact Sue Muller at:  smuller@howardcountymd.gov.

  • Garlic Mustard Pulls (April)
  • Pollinator Meadow at Centennial Park
  • Pollinator Meadow at Schooley Mill Park
  • Pollinator Meadow at Daisy Meadow (Lisbon)