BioBlitz!: Due to weather the BioBlitz scheduled for Saturday, June 27th, has been postponed. Please check back for the new date in a few days.

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!

BioBlitz!: Due to weather the BioBlitz scheduled for Saturday, June 27th has been postponed. Please check back for the new date in a few days.

Join The National Aquarium Conservation Team to conduct a BioBlitz. A BioBlitz is an all-day event where scientists, naturalists, students, teachers, families, and other volunteers work together to find, identify, and record as many living organisms as they can find. Join us at our second annual BioBlitz to explore biodiversity in our local environment and learn about actions we can take to protect wildlife through hands-on activities.

For more information please contact conserve@aqua.org or call (410) 576-1014.

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 opportunities.

Guided Nature Walk: Wed., July 8, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 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.)

Guided Nature Walk: Wed., July 25, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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

Masonville Cove will be closed on Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th for the Holiday 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