Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus will be closed Friday, September 12th, Saturday, September 13th, and Sunday, September 14th.

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?

New Community Programming Opportunities

School is back in session, and summer is coming to an end, so bring your family to Masonville Cove and experience all that summer has brought to the property! The wildflowers have blossomed, the baby birds have fledged, and the property is alive with the buzz of grasshoppers.

Please check out our "Weekend Programs" tab to find out how you can take part in the excitement!

Wed., Sep. 10th 2pm – 4pm

Garden Clean Up: Exercise your green thumb helping with maintenance of our native plant gardens. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, your favorite hand tool and enjoy the fresh air. We have gloves, boots, and hand tools. (Snack & Craft not included, registration not required).

Wed., Sep. 17th 2pm – 4pm

Know your Natives!: Visit Masonville Cove to learn about native shrubs and trees in the conservation area. Led by a Maryland Master Naturalist. (Snack & Craft not included, registration not required)

For more information, please call us at (410) 246-0669.


On Saturday, October 19th, Masonville Cove held its first open house! We had a great turnout and got to meet many of the wonderful residents of the South Baltimore community. Thank you to everyone who came out to see what Masonville Cove is all about! Please click HERE to see photos from the event!


Masonville Cove has received some very exciting news! We have been designated as an Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership! For more information on what this means to us, please click on the following links:

Check out some photos from the designation ceremony!

Masonville Cove Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership

Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative


News Release


Come on over! To register in advance or get more information on any upcoming events, please call the MCEEC or email: