Pre-registration is required for all events.
Earth Day/Mayor's Clean-Up Day
Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Join CBF, our partners, and neighbors to clean-up a vacant lot on the 3000 block of Mosher Street in West Baltimore. CBF is considering renovating the city-owned lot to improve stormwater management and create a community green space—but first the area must be cleaned up. Please come prepared to do some heavy lifting along with the usual trash removal. Tools, gloves, and materials will be supplied.
Everyone will be asked to sign a health-form and waiver. The event is free and open to all. It will happen rain or shine. Come for an hour or for the day. Information on parking and other details to come, so please register.
We want to recognize all our partners for helping make this possible: Parks and People, The Tool Bank, Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation, and the surrounding neighborhood associations.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Set sail on CBF's 46-foot workboat, the Snow Goose. During the trip we will explore the complex and fascinating interrelationships between the Bay and its demanding users. You will leave with a keener awareness of the urban environment and how it interacts with a natural ecosystem. CBF staff will demonstrate the importance of this port as an economic lifeline for the state of Maryland, and help participants appreciate the life cycles and needs of the thousands of birds, fish, crabs, oysters, and other organisms which share these waters. You will get a taste of what 30,000 students experience each year when they join us on a CBF field trip! Registration deadline: May 15.
Bear Creek Kayaking
Saturday, June 6, 2015
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Experience Bear Creek by kayak. Bear Creek in Dundalk provides a unique experience on urban waters. Led with the help of our partner, the Canton Kayak Club, you will see the impact of suburban development on the land and water, paddle close to the infamous Sparrows Point, and hear from a local environmental group about what's being done in the area. We will be in the creek the entire paddle, so, if the weather cooperates, it should be a relatively easy 5.5-mile paddle. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, and wear appropriate clothing. Registration deadline: May 29.
Gwynns Falls Hike & Picnic
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Enjoy a leisurely guided hike along the Gwynns Falls Trail through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park to the pavilion at Winans Meadow and enjoy a catered picnic dinner with wine and assorted epicurean delights. The stop for dinner will also include a guest speaker who will enlighten you to the history of this the second largest urban park in the country. Following dinner, guests will continue an easy hike back to the parking area. Registration deadline: July 7.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Learn the fine art of oyster gardening! CBF is expanding our oyster gardening program in the harbor and looking for 50 new gardeners to care for two cages of oysters each over the winter and then "plant" them on a reef in the spring. This unusual hobby is fun, educational and helps to clean the harbor waters. Wear grubby clothes and close-toed shoes. To be an oyster gardener, we request a fee of $50 that pays for materials, a T-shirt and hat, gloves and cleaning brush. Space is limited, so it will be first come - first serve with a waiting list. Registration deadline: September 18.