Volunteer Opportunities

Current & Upcoming

Volunteer Naturalist Open House

Feb 27, 2020 10:00AM—12:00PM

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We are seeking new Volunteer Naturalists to help with spring field trips to lead small groups of students through the wetland, woods, and streams of Jug Bay! Join our Open House to learn all about our Classrooms in the Field program and experience aspects of a typical field trip. Those who wish to join the team will…

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Field Work Fridays: Uprooting Pampas Grass

Feb 28, 2020 9:00AM—11:00AM

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Sanctuary staff have identified nearly 40 pampas grass clumps in our Glendening Nature Preserve meadows. Pampas grass is a ornamental, nonnative, and mildly invasive plant species. We make every effort to avoid herbicide use in our parks so volunteers are needed to join staff to walk through our overgrown meadow to cut the clumps down…

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Vernal Pool Monitoring

Feb 29, 2020 10:00AM—4:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Sanctuary Proper
1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

Click here to register! Join our volunteer team to survey our eleven vernal pools throughout the 2019-2020 season each Monday or Saturday weekly beginning Dec 2 and ending May 30. Volunteers receive full training on water quality monitoring and sampling for animal life. Volunteers are expected to commit to visiting our pools a minimum once…

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Butterfly Garden Work Day

Mar 03, 2020 9:00AM—11:00AM

Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly gardening group! Volunteers weed, water, prune, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden at the Glendening Preserve’s Plummer House. Volunteers learn all about which plants support our native pollinators and how to take care of a vibrant and healthy garden. Occasionally volunteers are welcome to…

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Waterbird Survey

Mar 05, 2020 7:30AM—9:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Sanctuary Proper
1361 Wrighton Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Join a periodic survey of waterbirds on a freshwater, tidal, marsh at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. The ornithological knowledge and collaborative attitude of our volunteer team creates a phenomenal learning experience. All of this in the beautiful early morning light of the Jug Bay Wetlands, on the Patuxent River. Ages: 12 and older. Free (entrance…

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Volunteer Naturalist Training (New)

Mar 06, 2020 9:00AM—4:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

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Ready to become a Volunteer Naturalist? Join us to learn the details of the program, walk through a mock field trip, and learn about Jug Bay’s wonderful ecosystem. Gain insight from the experience of returning volunteers and get through the paperwork. After the full day of training, schedule a day to shadow a field trip,…

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Volunteer Naturalist Training (New & Returning)

Mar 06, 2020 1:00PM—4:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

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Welcome all new and returning Volunteer Naturalist to our refresher course. Let’s get ready for the spring field trip season! We will review the field trip programs, share ideas with other naturalists, learn about any additions or changes, and find out what new things are happening at the Sanctuary. In addition, we will manage all…

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Vernal Pool Monitoring

Mar 07, 2020 10:00AM—4:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Sanctuary Proper
1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

Click here to register! Join our volunteer team to survey our eleven vernal pools throughout the 2019-2020 season each Monday or Saturday weekly beginning Dec 2 and ending May 30. Volunteers receive full training on water quality monitoring and sampling for animal life. Volunteers are expected to commit to visiting our pools a minimum once…

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Patuxent Wetland Park Clean Up

Mar 07, 2020 9:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay's - Patuxent Wetland Park 
1426 Mt. Zion Marlboro Rd
Lothian, MD 20711

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Every year hundreds of bags of trash are collected from the Sanctuary’s properties with the help of volunteers. This year we want to start keeping track of the kinds of trash we find to gain a better understanding of the problem. We need citizen scientists like you to help with the data collection! Join Jug…

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Butterfly Garden Fun Day

Mar 10, 2020 9:00AM—11:00AM

Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly gardening group! Volunteers weed, water, prune, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden at the Glendening Preserve’s Plummer House. Volunteers learn all about which plants support our native pollinators and how to take care of a vibrant and healthy garden. Occasionally volunteers are welcome…

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Past | Archive

Waterbird Survey

Feb 20, 2020 7:30AM—9:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Sanctuary Proper
1361 Wrighton Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Vernal Pool Monitoring

Feb 17, 2020 10:00AM—4:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - Sanctuary Proper
1361 Wrighton Rd
Lothian, MD 20711