Maryland Conservation Corps

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The Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC) is an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults in extensive natural resource management and park conservation projects.

Managed by the Maryland Park Service since 1984, MCC provides members with opportunities for skill development and personal growth through a supportive, team-based environment, emphasizing the satisfaction of completing projects that benefit Maryland’s natural resources.MCC Crew at Susquehanna State Park

Under the supervision of experienced Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff, MCC members work in crews of 5-7 members. From State parks and forests to the Chesapeake Bay, they are engaged in projects in Maryland's most beautiful places.

Partner Organizations

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Maryland Coastal Bays Program
  • Salisbury Zoo
  • National Aquarium in Baltimore
  • Greenwell Foundation
  • National Park Service.

In an average year, MCC members will:

  • Plant thousands of trees
  • Maintain hundreds of miles of trails
  • Work with schools to plant bay grasses
  • Restore wildlife habitat
  • Conduct interpretive programs in state parks
  • Support the improvement of the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays
  • Improve park nature centers
  • Help preserve Maryland’s rich historical heritage
  • Provide environmental education programming for roughly 10,000 Maryland students