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throughout Dallas and advance conservation
efforts through education,
planning and maintenance.
Calvert County BioBlitz
Enhances Meadow
Management
Calvert County, Maryland, is a rural
county with strong agricultural
roots. The Calvert County Parks and
Recreation Natural Resources Division
oversees more than 1,600 acres
of land with the mission to preserve,
manage and operate natural resource
areas to provide compatible
outdoor recreation and educational
opportunities for the public.
The staff naturalists work with
Calvert Steward volunteers
on
many community science monitoring
projects to understand the ecology
of Calvert County. The Calvert
Stewards and Calvert County iNaturalist
projects are actively documenting
the diversity of Calvert
County meadows. In 2020, through
the NRPA Parks for Pollinators
BioBlitz, 131 Calvert County community
members made 978 observations
of 426 species throughout
September (tinyurl.com/t9vwhfbs).
With this information - as well
as other information that agency
staff collect from similar community
science projects, such as monarch
monitoring and the dragonflies and
damselflies project - the Natural
Resources Division set a goal to develop
a meadow management plan.
The focus is multi-fold: (1) control
the growth of non-native, invasive
plants as well as native woody vegetation;
(2) enhance the meadows to
benefit native pollinators; (3) support
grassland species of birds; and (4)
provide a living classroom for environmental
education and community
science projects.
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Learn more about hosting a
BioBlitz and joining NRPA for the
Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz at nrpa.
org/BioBlitz.
Tamara Aquino Cespedes, CPRP, is Supervisor III for City of
Dallas Park and Recreation (tamara.aquino@dallascityhall.
com). Karyn Molines is Division Chief for Calvert County
Parks and Recreation's Natural Resources Division (karyn.
molines@calvertcountymd.gov).
https://www.nrpa.org/BioBlitz https://www.nrpa.org/BioBlitz http://www.tinyurl.com/t9vwhfbs https://www.dumor.com

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