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

Join MCEEC staff and volunteers to provide some much needed TLC for our property trails. Tools and training will be provided, and wildlife spottings while out of the property could be a perk. 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 Citizen Science: Scientific Monitoring event! Join us on Wednesday, December 20th from 9:30AM to 11:30AM.

Join MCEEC staff and volunteers for a citizen science project that makes monthly observations of wildlife, fish, and water quality in the conservation area. 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.

Holiday Celebration: Ornament Making and Nature Walk! Join us Saturday, December 16th from 9:30AM to 12:00PM.

Join MCEEC staff for a holiday ornament making program! We will be having fun converting natural materials and recyclables into holiday decorations. We will also be offering a guided nature walk on the Masonville Cove Campus. There is no charge to participate, but you need to register to attend. For more information check out our events calendar and to register call 410-246-0669 x 100 or email events@masonvillecove.org.

Come on a Guided Nature Walk looking for Animal Tracks! Join us Wednesday, December 27th from 1:00PM to 2:00PM.

Join MCEEC staff for a guided nature walk around the Masonville Cove Campus. The theme of the walk will be "Animal Tracks" and we will be looking for clues that animals leave behind. You never know what may show up on a walk around the campus! For more information check out our events calendar and to register 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