Natural Resources

Overview of Bowie's Natural Resources

Train track pond by Bowie Blade 5x3 300 dpi_thumb.jpgBowie is a city rich in important environmental resources, both within its boundary and surrounding it. These include the 50+ miles of streams that flow through the City, its rather extensive urban tree canopy, the Patuxent River to the east, the National Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to our north, and the Maryland Belt Woods Natural Environmental Area just southwest of here. All of these priceless and irreplaceable features are threatened by a host of factors – development, water pollution, non-native species, loss of habitat, and climate change, to name a few.

Learn how to protect our valuable resources: