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Sustainability at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

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Climate Action Plan

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Energy Conservation

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Water Conservation


  • Deriving power from 100 percent renewable energy sources (made possible by contribution from John and Patti Proctor)
  • Reducing usage 30 percent through conservation measures (made possible by Ward Museum staff and Salisbury University's PEPCO initiative)

Purchasing and Waste Reduction

  • Created a Sustainable Purchasing Policy (in partnership with Salisbury University's ABLE internship program)
  • Reducing, Reusing and Recycling in all sectors of museum work

Storm Water

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  • Installed rain garden and rain barrels on south side of museum (in partnership with Lower Shore Tributary Team and Chesapeake Bay Gateway Network)
  • Monitoring water quality of Schumaker Pond (in partnership with Wicomico Creekwatchers)

Habitat and Wildlife

  • Improving grounds by incorporating native plantings (in partnership with Lower Shore Land Trust)ward museum children
  • Installed bird feeding garden, fishing pier and observation scope (in partnership with Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network)
  • Participating in Project Feeder Watch program (in partnership with museum volunteers and Cornell Center for Ornithology)
  • Offering Discovery Packs for exploration of nature trail and grounds (in partnership with Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network)

Promoting a Conservation Message

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  • Supporting SU's pledge to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment

  • Serving 10,000 students annually with environmental education programs (in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education)

  • Assisting areas schools in becoming Green Schools (in partnership with Maryland Association for Outdoor and Environmental Education)

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