Welcome to Masonville Cove:

An Urban Wilderness Conservation Area

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!

Guided Nature Walks:

Thursday March 26, 2015 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Join a Maryland Master Naturalist or an Environmental Educator for an exploration of the conservation area of Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus. Be sure to dress for the weather. If you have binoculars, bring them. Otherwise we can loan you a pair. (Snack and Craft not included, registration NOT required.)

Breakfast with the Birds, Waterfowl Edition: March 28th, 7:45-10:00 AM

It may be cold to us, but the waterfowl sure don't mind. Join local experts and bird enthusiasts to learn more about these spectacular winter residents. Make sure to come bundled up, with your favorite field guides and binoculars! Don't have any? That's okay! We have extra guides and binoculars at the nature center that we are more than happy to loan to you! A light breakfast will be served. Registration required. This program is geared for participants 15 and older. Please call 410-246-0669 ext. 100, or email events@masonville.org


Green Cleaning Workshop at the Brooklyn Branch Library

March 25th, 3:00-4:00 PM

Join us at the Brooklyn Branch Library to make your own household cleaners. Avoid exposure to toxic chemicals in some cleaning supplies and save money. Please bring your own small bottles to take home your cleaning solutions. We will supply formulas to make your own cleaners. The Brooklyn Branch Library is located at 300 E. Patapsco Ave.


Project Clean Stream: April 11th, 9:00-12:00 PM.

This statewide effort to clean up streams and woodlands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed is organized through the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (read more at Alliance For the Bay). Last year Masonville Cove was one of 260 sites that collected a total of 425,000 pounds of trash. Join your neighbors on April 11th to clean up the shoreline and stream that connects Brooklyn and Curtis Bay to Masonville Cove. To sign up send an email to events@masonville.org or call Beth Lenker at 410-246-0669 x102. Because participants will be working on uneven terrain, the event is restricted to ages 13 years and older; and parents or guardians must accompany those between the ages of 13 and 18 years of age.


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: events@masonvillecove.org