"Create Your Own State Park" Summer Challenge
Thank you for participating in the Maryland State Park's "Create Your Own State Park" Summer Challenge Program! After completing TEN (or more!) activities, and submitting your responses via this Google Form you will receive an official “Create Your Own State Parks” Certificate from Maryland State Parks and be entered to win Summer Challenge Prizes. Prize drawings will be held on September 10th at 10 a.m.
Please email 3-5 photos of activities at your State Park (photo documentation of completion) to:
*Photographers authorize the department to distribute their image(s) for non-commercial purposes with photo credits—including but not limited to education and news purposes—to other media, print, digital, and online services, and television for their use. Photographers retain copyright to these photos, the above agreed to permissions not withstanding.*
*Per our terms, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources may post photos online—including the department’s website and social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr—after the contest. Do not embed any nonessential personal data into your files.*
All "Create Your Own State Park" Summer Challenge Entries are due by Monday, September 7, 2020.
Questions regarding the "Create Your Own State Park" Summer Challenge Program may be directed to: Ranger Melissa Boyle Acuti via email:
1. Your Park's Name:
2. Your Park's GENERAL location (provide county and city, state).
Your Name (to be used on the Certificate):
Your complete mailing address: (NOTE: This will ONLY be used for distributing prizes)
*REQUIRED ACTIVITY*- Artist Type Drawing of Your State Park (please email photo documentation)
Email Artist Type Drawing to
Interesting Features Found in Your Park OR Top 5 Things to Do in Your Park:
Park Entrance Activities: please check those that you completed
Birding Area Activities: please check those that you completed
Plant Native Trees, Shrubs and Plants
Create a Bird Feeding Station
Provide a Water Source for Birds
Build a Birdhouse or Nest Box
Start Your Birding "Life List"
Woodland Area Activities: please check those that you completed
Plant a Tree
Tree Identification Signs
Bonus Activity- Leaf or Bark Rubbing
Create a Brush Pile
Create a Rock Pile
Create an Amphibian House
Wildflower Gardens: please check those that you completed
Naturalize a Patch of Lawn
Research Native Plants for Your Area
Plant a Butterfly Garden
Make Wildflower "Seed Balls"
Remove Invasive Species
Bonus Activity: Make an Invasive Species Poster
Camping Area: please check those that you completed
Pitch a Tent and Go Camping!
Build a Campfire!
Campfire Songs or Stories
Picnic Area: please check those that you completed
Have a Picnic
Play Lawn Games
Put up a Hammock
Minimize Lawn Area
Trails: please check those that you completed
Create a Nature Trail
Make Signs for Your Trails
Additional Activities: please check those that you completed
"My MD Ranger" Park Rangers (please email photo documentation)
Design a Logo for Park Souvenirs
Bonus Activity- Design & Send a Postcard from Your Park to Ranger Melissa Boyle Acuti
Design a Park Brochure
Incorporate Sustainable Practices
Historic Sites: please check those that you have completed
Create Your Historic Site or Artifact
Write the Story of your Historic Site or Artifact
Become a Historical Interpreter and share the story of your Historic Site or Artifact
Your park's approximate size (acres?)
Please tell us about your favorite park of the "Design Your Own State Park" Summer Challenge program.
Please provide any additional comments about the "Design Your Own State Park" Summer Challenge program.
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