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Planning & Stewardship

The Park Planning & Stewardship Division works to support the Vision, Mission and Values of the Department of Parks to achieve the right balance of recreation and stewardship through a comprehensive park and trail planning program that is closely aligned with management and protection of our county’s best natural and cultural resources on parkland.

Division Chief: Darren Flusche | Darren Flusche
Main Office: Wheaton HQ, 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton MD 20902
Phone: 301-495-2475

Cultural Resources | Natural Resources | Park Planning | Trail Planning | Natural Surface Trails | Resource Analysis

Cultural Resources Stewardship

Wheaton HQ, 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902

  • Acting Supervisor – Shirl Spicer | 301-650-4384 | Shirl Spicer
  • Contract Opportunities – Julie Mueller | 301-650-4390 | Julie Mueller
  • Historic Inquiries – Jamie Kuhns | 301-650-4362 | Jamie Kuhns

History in the Parks

Archaeology Program

Needwood Mansion, 6700 Needwood Road, Derwood, Maryland 20855 | 301-563-7530 (mainline)

  • Camp Director and Volunteer Coordinator, Public Education, and General Inquiries
    Heather Bouslog, Senior Archaeologist
    301-563-7531 | Heather.Bouslog
  • Park Development, Regulatory Review, Technical Assistance, and General Inquiries
    Cassandra Michaud, Senior Archaeologist, RPA
    301-563-7532 |

Natural Resources Stewardship

Water’s House, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown, MD 20876

Wildlife Ecology & Management

Vegetation Ecology & Management and Weed Warriors

Park Planning Section

Wheaton HQ, 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton MD 20902

Trails Planning and Implementation 

Wheaton HQ, 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton MD 20902

Resource Analysis

Wheaton HQ, 2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton MD 20902

Last Updated: February 15, 2023