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Events Calendar

For More Details on MWDI Projects

Please Review our May 2014 Activity Report

If you have a desire and a specific time to participate, please let us know and we'll try to coordinate a mutually convenient outing. Contact

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Cliff Brown - - or the contact person indicated.

We can accommodate anyone’s schedule and customize a rewarding “Total Wetland Experience.” Scheduling occurs on short notice so the website is not always current. Please note regional preferences and whether weekdays or weekends preferred.

Other Outings are developing quickly. Stay tuned. A complete project list will be provided with local contacts to facilitate volunteer coordination. Please note: Often scheduling occurs on short notice so the website is not always current.

March 2014

March 18
(Charles County)
Myrtle Grove WMA - box inspection / prep work. Contact Brian Clauss to participate

March 18
(Kent County)
Chesapeake Farms finalize re-hab

Mar 18
Eastern Neck
(Kent County) Inspections. Volunteers welcomed. Contact Cliff Brown at

March 21
(Queen Anne's County)
MWDI presentation (J. Homyack) to the Legacy Institute for the Environment at CBEC and box inspections.

Mar 25-26
(Charles County)
Myrtle Grove - Inspections. Volunteers welcomed. Contact Cliff Brown at

April 2014

April 2
(Dorchester County)    

April 26
Chesapeake Chapter - Safari Club - MWDI's key wood funding source! Annual Dinner in Riva Md at Michael's South River. 6-10 pm. Live Entertainment by Michael Peterson. Contact or Robert DuHadaway at 302-275-4622 by April 19th. $115 single, $200 couple.

Complete in February 2014

Feb 3 or 4 - Completed
(Kent County)
ANNUAL LUMBER CUT DAY at Millington WMA. If interested, please contact Cliff Brown ( with date preference. Come for a whole day or part of the day. All are welcome.

Feb 9 - Completed
(Montgomery County)
Waterfowl Festival at the Visitor Center in Black Hill Regional Park. MWDI presentation. Scott Jasion will give a 45 minute talk on the Wood duck nest box program. Bring the whole family for a day filled with activities, demonstrations, and exhibits to celebrate the wondrous water birds that call Little Seneca Lake home during the winter or year round. Try your hand at carving a decoy. Make a bird bonnet to look like a hooded merganser or a bufflehead. Learn about wood duck nest box program and other citizen science initiatives. Join guided birding excursions to catch a glimpse of marine ducks, swans, and maybe even the Black Hill eagles! Sunday, February 9, 2014. 12-4pm, all ages. For more information, contact

Feb 22- Completed
(Caroline County)
Hog Island box inspection partially completed (45 boxes)

Feb 22 - Completed
(Wicomico County)
Nanticoke River inspection completed

Feb 22 - Completed
Pole cutting, predator guard forming and 2x4 assembly completed for 2014 projects

Complete in March 2014

March 4 - Completed
(Charles County)
Inspection, new volunteer training - Smallwood park, Chapman Landing, Myrtle Grove

March 10 - Completed
Finished inspection of Myrtle Grove (7 ponds) , Chapman Landing, Smallwood State park. Trained new project manager, Mike Fisher.

March 13 - Completed
(Kent County)
Chespeake Farms rehabilitation project

March 14 - Completed
(Dorchester County)
Chicamicomico River (Dorchester) - Final Inspections.

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