Green Center

Environmental Sustainability Efforts at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art


  • Deriving power from 100% Renewable Energy Sources
    Made possible by contribution from John and Patti Proctor
  • Reducing usage 30% through conservation measures
    Made possible by Ward Museum Staff and Salisbury University’s PEPCO initiative

Purchasing & Waste Reduction

  • Creation of 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

  • 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
  • Installed Bird Feeding Garden, Fishing Pier & 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 & Grounds
    In partnership with Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Promoting a Conservation Message

  • 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 MD State Department of Education
  • Assisting areas schools in becoming Green Schools
    In partnership with Maryland Association for Outdoor and Environmental Education