Masonville Cove

The campus will be CLOSED Thursday, November 24th to Sunday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday!

What began as the restoration of an abandoned and neglected parcel of land in the Middle Branch has become something very special. Masonville Cove is 70 acres of water and 54 acres of cleaned-up wetlands, nature trails, and a protected bird sanctuary, all soon-to-be protected by a conservation easement and part of the Shores of Baltimore Land Trust. The Masonville project developed from mitigation tied to the creation of a Dredged Material Containment Facility (DMCF) by the Maryland Port Administration (MPA). This created an opportunity for the local residents and schoolchildren (from Brooklyn, Curtis Bay, and Cherry Hill) to connect with their natural environment and participate in meaningful stewardship projects related to the Masonville DMCF.

What's Going on at Masonville Cove?

Masonville Cove has free amazing community programs coming up

Come to Our Breakfast with the Birds on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 7:30am – 11:00am!

Come explore the newly restored Access Zone 2! Discover wildlife, saplings, living Shoreline, and non-tidal wetland habitats with the Baltimore Bird Club and Maryland Environmental Service specialists. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear! If you have binoculars and field guides, bring them. If not, that’s ok. We have both binoculars and field guides you can borrow! The program is designed for participants 15 years and older. Registration is required and the program will be limited to 20 participants. To register call or email Peter Lev at 410-823-2962 or For more details please click Breakfast with the Birds Flyer below

Breakfast with the Birds Flyer

Come to Science Alive: Animal Detectives!

Saturday December 3, 2016 from 9:30A.M. to 10:30A.M. and 11:00A.M. to 12:00P.M. Come learn how to be an animal detective at Masonville Cove! Enjoy stories, movement, games, and outside exploration to learn more about clues animals leave behind. Also, create home made wrapping paper covered in your favorite animal footprint. Dress for the weather; most of our activities are best done outside. This program is for pre-school students and their special adult(s). Feel free to bring a snack to enjoy after the program out in our picnic area. To register either email call 410-246-0669 x102. In the subject line put "Science Alive". In the email put the date and time of the program you wish to attend and the number of students and adults you are registering.

Masonville Cove Stewards Opportunities

Are you a community member looking for unique volunteer opportunities or a student seeking service learn hours? Come join the Masonville Cove Stewards and help do good deeds, improve the habitat in this urban wildlife refuge, participate in citizen science projects and socialize a bit. Students can even earn service credits!

Please call 410-246-0669 x100 and talk with Patty or email for more information. Each event has a different theme. For more information on the themes, click here. The Stewardship opportunities start at 8:15 AM and we will work until 12:15 PM.

Parents or guardians must accompany students 16 years and under-- think family fun. Anyone under 18 years of age must have a responsible adult sign their waiver. Please bring a refillable water bottle. Please arrive dressed for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. If you have work gloves please bring them. Otherwise, we have work gloves and assorted boots for your use.

DID YOU KNOW?? Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center is a Certified MAEOE Green Center!

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) certified Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center as a Green Center in Baltimore City. Green Center status is awarded to facilities based on their efforts in implementation of environmental education, best management practices, and community engagement. They also offer support to schools working towards being awarded Maryland Green School Status. To learn more about the Green Center and Green School Program, and to see if you could become one too, visit the MAEOE Green Schools and Centers site.


Do you have a young nature lover in your family? Check our our side panel for programming for ages Pre-K to 13 years old!


To register in advance or get more information on any upcoming events, please call the MCEEC at (410)246-0669 ext. 100 or email: