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Interactive Design Workshop with Parks & People!

Parks & People’s Monthly Greening Series:

Design Your Space

Saturday, July 12, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Brooklyn Church of God Resource Center
(3800 9th St., Brooklyn, MD 21225)

This interactive workshop will cover, step by step, how to plan your own neighborhood green space. Elements of the process such as site analysis, goals, and programming will be discussed. This will help participants develop and refine their design ideas. We will begin with a brief presentation of the design process indoors, and then move outdoors to practice the process on an actual lot. Each participant will be provided with a workbook to take home which can be used to aid in their community projects.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Molly Gallant:
410-448-5663 ext. 128 or molly.gallant@parksandpeople.org

Download a flyer here!

Festival Recycling Volunteers Needed!

From Cleaner Greener Baltimore:
We are in need of Volunteers! Mayor Dixon is truly committed to implementing key initiatives to build our city into a Cleaner Greener Baltimore and we need your assistance to accomplish this goal.

Festival Recycling is being launched for the first time ever throughout ArtScape’s Green Expansion area which will serve as our controlled environment.

Volunteers are needed specifically for monitoring the Trash/Recycle Stations to ensure proper education on recycling and trash disposal. You will have nice booths and snacks, and a free T-shirt. Trash/Recycling Station volunteer scope of work includes:

  • Pass out recycling literature, triage questions, guide visitors when disposing of their recycling/trash, and sustainable practices.
  • Pull full bags from the recycling bins and replace with a new and empty bag.
    All bags will be stored in/behind the recycling station until Solid Waste crews can come by to collect.
  • Volunteers will not remove the bags from the trash containers - Solid Waste crews will do this collected debris removal.

The following time slots are needed: (can be done in or 4 hour intervals)

  • Friday July 18th: 6pm-10pm
  • Saturday July 19th: 6pm-10pm
  • Sunday July 20th: Noon -8pm

Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, drinks, and snacks during the hours that they volunteer.
Please contact Hope Williams, hope.williams@baltimorecity.gov or Quayshawn.Simmons@baltimorecity.gov, to sign up or for more information.

Become an Urban Weed Warrior!

Become an Urban Weed Warrior for Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.

This classroom training session will cover how to identify and control invasive plant species. Discover examples of invasives with a short walk through the park.

When? July 19, 2008, 9am-noon

Where? Herring Run Watershed Center, 3545 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21213

An optional, field-training session will be held on Saturday, August 2 at Chinquapin Run Park.

For more information or to sign up for the Urban Weed Warriors training sessions, please contact Elizabeth Concra at elizabeth.concra@baltimorecity.gov or 410-396-0339.

Scavanger Hunt along the Canton Waterfront!

A Search & Discover Family Adventure: You're not searching for objects, but following cludes in search of answers to tricky questions! In small teams you will meander along the waterfront to "locate" items of interest related to the community, history and waterfront.

When? Saturday, July 19 (rain date: July 20), 10am
Where? Meet at Harris Creek Park, across Boston St. from the Safeway
Cost? $10 per person (children under 12 free)
Monies to benefit improvements to Harris Creek Park
Prizes for winning team
Reservations required... limited to 50 people
For information contact: 410-522-4991 or c.boitnott@verizon.net

This is the first of three scavenger hunts along the Waterfront Promenade
(Fells Point and Key Highway)
Sponsored by the Promenade Committee of the Waterfront Partnership.

Green Gatherings in the Park!

Come join the new Acting Director, Ms. Wanda S. Durden for an evening in the park! Share your ideas or concerns about Baltimore's open green spaces. Together, we can grow greener, cleaner, safer, and ultimately, healthier parks!

Wednesdays at 6:30pm.

  • July 16 (Patterson Park Pagoda)
  • July 30 (Clifton Park Mansion House)
  • August 6 (Hall Springs, Herring Run)
  • August 20 (Carroll Park Mansion House)
  • September 3 (Druid Hill Park, Chinese Pavilion)
  • September 17 (Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park - Cardin Pavilion)

For more information, please call us at (410) 396-7900 or visit us on the web at www.baltimorecity.gov/recnparks. See the flyer here.

Films on the Pier in Fells Point! More outdoor movie fun.

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