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.

Masonville Cove's Osprey Camera

Thanks to our partners at U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Masonville Cove has a live feed on our resident Osprey.

For more information about U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, please go here.

What's Going on at Masonville Cove?

Masonville Cove has free amazing community programs coming up!

Guided Nature Walk: Wed., May 6, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join a Maryland Master Naturalist or an Environmental Educator for an exploration of the conservation area of Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus. Spring has sprung and many flowers are in bloom. Be sure to dress for the weather. If you have binoculars, bring them. Otherwise we can loan you a pair. (Registration NOT required.)

Garden Warriors: Fri., May 8, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

The gardens of Masonville Cove are all maintained by amazing volunteers like you! But we still need the help of the Garden Warriors! Evil invasive plants have threaten to overtake these beautiful gardens. Come be a Garden Warrior for the day and help us tackle these sneaky invasive. We will provide gloves and the necessary tools. Please be prepare to work outdoors. (Registration NOT required.)

Guided Nature Walk: Thurs., May 14, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join a Maryland Master Naturalist or an Environmental Educator for an exploration of the conservation area of Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus. Come see if you can spot our state bird! Be sure to dress for the weather. If you have binoculars, bring them. Otherwise we can loan you a pair. (Registration NOT required.)

Wetland Restoration, Native Wetland Grass Planting: Fri., May 29, and Sat. May 30 from 9 AM to 2 PM

Join National Aquarium Conservation Team to help restore Baltimore's Inner Harbor, but will also be part of a community enhancement project for Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus. The National Aquarium is partnering with the Maryland Port Administration, LIving Classrooms Foundation, and the Maryland Environmental Service to improve conditions for both human and natural communities surrounding Masonville Cove. Particpants will help plant native wetland grasses along the shoreline.

For more information please contact conserve@aqua.org or call 443-386-8497.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so please sign up today! Due to the hazards of working in a waterfront environment, the minimum age for the event is 10 years old. Anyone under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Looking for other National Aquarium Conservation events? Please visit their website to learn about more oppurtunties.

Masonville Cove will be closed on Monday May 25th for the Memorial Day Observance.

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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