Man with ladybug facepaint on cheekThe Marshy Point Nature Center Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the official partner organization of Marshy Point Park and Nature Center. Joining the Council shows your support of Marshy Point! Your modest membership fee is used to support year-round educational programs and to fund the ongoing development of Marshy Point.

How to Join

Membership in the Council is open to any person, family, or group interested in nature activities and facilities in the County. Please note that all MPNCC memberships run September 1st thru August 31st. Fees are not pro-rated if you become a member in-between those dates.

However, we recognize that many of the benefits of a MPNCC membership are not available right now due to changes and cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All 2020 memberships are being extended for another year, to be valid through August 2021. We fully hope and expect to return to our normal programming in 2021. 

Council Members enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • An electronic subscription to our quarterly newsletter, Cattails, and the Calendar (mail delivery optional)
  • Periodic reminders and updates
  • Program discounts
  • Member-only events
  • Discounts for the Chesapeake Adventurers Pre-K program (for family membership level or higher)
  • Early registration and discounts for summer camp (for family membership level or higher)

It’s easy to become a member:

  • BY MAIL. Print and fill out the membership form. Then mail the form in with payment by check; do not pay online. You will receive your membership card by mail. Your Cattails newsletter and other MPNCC communications will be delivered by the method you selected on the membership form.


  • ONLINE. On our Online Payments page, select the membership level you want. You will be connected to PayPal to pay the membership fee by credit card or bank transfer.