The Maryland Avian Research & Conservation (MARC) Fund for Youth was launched at the Maryland Bird Conservation Symposium in January 2019. This fund is the first of its kind in Maryland, and possibly the Mid-Atlantic, that empowers youth to conduct avian research or conservation. Through the generosity of the Symposium’s sponsors we raised $3,100 for the MARC Fund!

Projects must include one or more of the 143 Species of Greatest Conservation Need as documented in Maryland's 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan. The project can take place on the breeding or non-breeding grounds for the selected species. The amount of a grant can be up to $500.

To contribute to the MARC Fund, make a donation at our PayPal site with the notation “MARC Fund”.