If you follow the news it may feel like the sky is falling: nonstop stories of storms, droughts, fires, floods, heat waves, record cold snaps. The world seems out of control! What can you do? You can do many things. You can: Take a walk in a Park, Plant a tree, Make a rain garden, turn some of your Lawn into Garden. AND YOU CAN VOLUNTEER. You can volunteer in a nearby local, state and national park. (See the Links below.) And you can join in the many efforts in our local community to plant trees and create healthy forested areas.

If you wish to signup to help with the ongoing local efforts to improve our world, please click on this link to provide your name and email address to the Washington Couny Forestry Board. We will use your information only to send an email in advance of an event. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Here are some helpful links for volunteering in our Parks.

Maryland State Parks Volunteer Ranger Page

Maryland Volunteer Handbook

National Parks' Volunteer Page:

Maryland's National Parks:

Washington County Parks Volunteer Form

List of Hagerstown City Parks: Contact Phone # 301-739-8577 ext. 169


Volunteers perform maintenance on an afforestation site, January 2023

Volunteer Opportunities

Maryland Forest Service Employees and local volunteers with the Antietam -Conococheague Watershed Alliance plant trees at the Maugansville Ruritan Club, September 2023

Leitersburg Park Planting by community volunteers and Forestry Board Members

Winning Poster for the 2015 Arbor Day Poster Contest, by a Rockland Elementary School student. Prize - 15 Trees for the School!