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Baltimore Green Map!

Baltimore Green Map is now online! Help to build this online mapping tool for connecting with nature, culture and sustainable living resources in the Baltimore region. Learn more about Baltimore's participation in the international Green Map System. Visit www.baltogreenmap.org

Saturday, May 3 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Green Map Exhibit and Mapmaking Workshop
See maps from 5 continents. Create and collaborate.
The Cork Gallery
4 North (Buzzer #9)
302 E. Federal St
Baltimore, MD 21202
RSVP to info@greenmap.org with "workshop" in subject line

This program is part of the Baltimore Festival of Maps, a citywide celebration of all-things mapping from March 15 through June 8.

Hazardous Household Waste Day!

Don't dump out your hazardous household waste and potentially harm the waterways that run through Baltimore's parks - instead, let Baltimore City's Department of Public Works properly dispose of them for you!

Where? Patterson High School, 100 S. Kane St.
When? Saturday, April 26, 9am to 3pm and Sunday, April 27, 11am to 4pm

Where? Polytechnic Institute, Cold Spring Lane and Falls Road
When? Sunday, May 4, 9am to 3pm

Download a flyer here.

May GROWshop - Baltimore's Historic Parks!

Join Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and the Parks & People Foundation on Monday, May 5, 2008 for an inside look at Baltimore’s historic parks. Judith R. Smith, Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks and Landscapes and Myra Brosius, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks will look at the Olmsted legacy and his influence on our park system today.

Location: Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, 3100 Swan Dr. in Druid Hill Park Baltimore, MD 21217 (in Druid Hill Park)

Although Central Park is the first and most famous of Frederick Law Olmsted’s works, it is by no means his defining achievement. The work of Olmsted and his sons, John Charles and Frederick Law Jr., spans nearly one hundred years, with projects ranging from urban parks to town planning to ecological protection of streams. In an illustrated lecture, Judith Smith surveys Olmsted’s influence on the history of landscape design, reviews Olmsted’s extraordinary life, and considers the design principles he used to translate his philosophy to built form.

You can download a flyer for this event.

RSVP to green@baltimorecity.gov!

Baltimore Green Week and Ecofest!

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and Baltimore Green Week are teaming up again for the fifth annual Baltimore Green Week and EcoFestival!

Baltimore Green Week kicks off on Saturday, April 26 from 11am-5pm with the Ecofestival. Ecofestival is a fun event for families and residents of Baltimore and will include over 100 vendors and exhibitors, an EcoArt gallery, a rain barrel workshop, guided nature walks, toxic tours, music, healthy food for sale, and more! Rain date: April 27.

The fun doesn't stop there. During the week of April 28th, join local leaders, nonprofits and eco-friendly companies in a series of day and evening events that promote a sustainable way of living. Click here for more information and a schedule of events.

Want to get involved? We still need volunteers for Ecofestival! Email green@baltimorecity.gov to find out how you can help.

2008 Arbor Day Free Tree Giveaway!

FREE Tree Giveaway in Historic Druid Hill Park
Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mansion House Drive: 9 - 11 a.m.
Ecofest: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Drop by the Mansion House in the morning or the TreeBaltimore Display at EcoFest and pick up a FREE tree to plant in your front or backyard for Baltimore City residents only.
This event is FREE and open to the public.

FREE Trees are first-come, first-served; while supplies last.
Enter the park at Swann Drive to Mansion House Drive for morning tree pickup.

For more information, check out the flyer, or call (410) 396-7900 or visit www.baltimorecity.gov/recnparks.

May 3 - Volunteer with greener Baltimore and Volunteer Central!

Friends of Baltimore Parks Day - Celebrate National Volunteer Week and Earth Day! Roll up your sleeves and join over 300 volunteers as we work to beautify and enhance three Baltimore City parks. Activities will include: gardening, watering, and general clean up. Learn about the environment and best practices for "green" living and support the "friends" groups that are responsible for the preservation of Baltimore's parks.

Saturday, May 3rd
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration and kick-off
9:00 – 12 noon, Volunteer work
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and green-at-home educational program

Kick-off location is Middle Branch Park. Volunteers will also work at Carroll and Latrobe Parks. All three parks are located in South and Southwest Baltimore. Directions will be provided upon registration.

Click here for directions and here for a flyer!

Business and other groups are welcome! Bring your co-workers and friends together for a great day of giving back.

Families are welcome! Children should be 5 years and older and accompanied by an adult. This event counts towards students’ community service hours for school.

Click Here to Register!

Reusable tote bags for every participant!

Urban Forest Project Opening Exhibit!

Shape Up Parks Spring 2008!

Despite a forecast of rain, Saturday, April 5 turned out to be a beautiful day for over 400 volunteers to participate in Shape Up Parks throughout Baltimore City Parks. Volunteers worked from 9am to 12pm in Druid Hill Park, Middle Branch Park, Hanlon Park, Gwynns Falls, Canton Dog Park, Thames St. Park, Riverside, St. Mary's Park on various projects including mulching, trash removal, invasive pulls and more! Thanks to all who participated!

See WBAL's report on the efforts in Druid Hill Park, featuring Anne Draddy, Jones Falls Trail Manager.

Herring Run park's participation in Project Clean Stream was highlighted in the Baltimore Sun and Middle Branch's project was photographed by the Baltimore Guide!


Find volunteer opportunities with greener Baltimore!

Visit greener Baltimore's pages at Business Volunteer Unlimited's Volunteer Central and Volunteer Match to find out how you can help greener Baltimore.

Whether you want to help with park service projects, fun park events, or tree plantings, there are opportunities for everyone to help.

Supporting volunteer park service projects in Baltimore City parks
Department of Recreation and Parks

3001 East Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
501(c)(3) account administered by the Baltimore City Foundation