Maryland Wood Duck Initiative Volunteers

MWDI Volunteer Hours Top 30,000!

Kiva Slade with her children Zach & AlexMWDI 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 and tailored to your schedule year round.

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 Education section for news on more youth involvement. Nest monitoring & inspection opportunities abound.

MWDI now has more than 120 sites involving over 1,800 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
  • Research
  • Education
  • Nest Box Building
  • Nest Box Installation
  • Journalism/Website
  • External Affairs
  • Certification Program
  • Internships

To Volunteer, Please Contact:

Cliff Brown
Executive Director
Maryland Wood Duck Initiative
3021 45th St NW
Washington D.C. 20016
Phone: 703-447-5142 (cell)