Friends of Maryland State Forests and Parks, Inc.
Dedicated to preserving, protecting, improving and expanding our Maryland State Parks.
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Introducing PARKS ABUZZ®!
State Parks Can Play a Critical Role in Saving Pollinators

Pollinators are a vital component of our ecosystem and an essential link to the world’s food supply. Our Maryland State Parks play an important role in providing habitat for, and education about pollinators, but they can’t do it alone. Your support of Parks Abuzz® will enable state parks to play a role in pollinator conservation through:

  • Creating or improving habitat
  • Educating the public on the role pollinators have on our everyday lives
  • Leading by example in the community (pollinator habitat and demonstration gardens)
  • Training individuals on how they can be better stewards of pollinators
  • Serving as living laboratories for researchers

Small Grants/Big Impact

15 New Maryland State Park Projects Promote Conservation & Education

Provided funding for state parks across Maryland to collaborate with community partners to improve shoreline habitats, build interpretive displays, renovate trails and campgrounds, create pollinator gardens, and more.

During times like these, we need our parks more than ever. Because of COVID, the use of state parks has increased dramatically. In addition to hosting more visitors than ever, parks face increased challenges from a changing climate and diminished budgets.

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Whether you contribute $10 or $1,000 to our Small Grants Program, your
dollars will support state park Conservation & Education activities 
The Friends of Maryland State Parks is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax-deductible.
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