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?

Masonville Cove has free amazing community programs coming up:

Come to our Citizen Science: Scientific Monitoring event! Join us on Wednesday, November 15th.

Join MCEEC staff and volunteers in a citizen science project that makes observations of wildlife, fish, and water quality in the conservation area. Please come prepared for the weather conditions. Watch the website for any weather related postponements. Please dress appropriately for outdoor work: closed toe shoes, sun and insect protection. Bring a refillable water bottle. For more information check out our events calendar , call 410-246-0669 x 100 or email events@masonvillecove.org.

Come to our Second Tuesdays with Masonville Cove Stewards event! Join us on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.

Join MCEEC staff and volunteers to improve the habitat at this urban refuge by helping to preparing our gardens for winter. Please come prepared for the weather conditions. Watch the website for any weather related postponements. Please dress appropriately for outdoor work: closed toe shoes, sun and insect protection. Bring a refillable water bottle. For more information check out our events calendar , call 410-246-0669 x 100 or email events@masonvillecove.org.

Oyster Exploration and Games with Oyster Recovery Partnership! Join us on Saturday, November 18th.

Our friends from Oyster Recovery Partnership will be visiting to share a fun and fascinating program focused on oysters at Masonville Cove! The program is FREE and appropriate for elementary and middle school ages and their parents; register for one of the 1-hour indoor sessions (10:00AM-11:00AM / 11:00AM-12:00PM) and then hang around for a noontime outdoor activity that explores the oyster cages at the pier. Pre-registration is required; for more information check out our events calendar , call 410-246-0669 x 100 or email events@masonvillecove.org.

DID YOU KNOW?? Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center is a Certified MAEOE Green Center!

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) certified Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center as a Green Center in Baltimore City. Green Center status is awarded to facilities based on their efforts in implementation of environmental education, best management practices, and community engagement. They also offer support to schools working towards being awarded Maryland Green School Status. To learn more about the Green Center and Green School Program, and to see if you could become one too, visit the MAEOE Green Schools and Centers site.

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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