Masonville Cove

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?

BEE SMART Summer Program Needs Educators!

Living Classrooms Foundation at Masonville Cove is hiring a team of educators for a cross-curricular summer program entitled Baltimore Environmental Education Summer Math and Reading Trailblazers (BEE SMART). These individuals will have the unique job of providing STEM-based instruction as a vehicle to improve the overall literacy of program participants.

For more details, see the BEE SMART Educator Announcement or click here.

Questions? Contact Christine Redline at credline@livingclassrooms.org.

Masonville Cove has free amazing community programs coming up

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 friends@masonvillecove.org 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.

You’re Invited to be a Watershed Steward ~ Project Clean Stream, Saturday April 2nd, 9am-1pm

Living Classrooms Educators and National Aquarium Conservation staff will join forces for a fun day focused on impacts of urban debris on our watersheds and how to get a handle on our trash. This event is family-friendly with a variety of age-appropriate activities. Youth and adults can participate in Project Clean Stream, a Maryland-wide initiative to tackle trash in and around state waterways. We'll be working along the living shoreline and the outfall stream. Younger children will learn about urban debris, healthy choices for our waterways and how critters are impacted by urban debris. Staff from Baltimore City Dept. of Public Works Recycling Program on hand with free resources. Please wear clothing and closed toe shoes appropriate for the weather and work conditions. Bring a reusable water bottle.

Project Clean Stream Flyer, 2016

REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. THERE ARE NO MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE. Please try us next year!

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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!

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