When: Tuesday, October 13 / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation

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Masonville Cove: Visit the Country’s First Urban Wildlife Refuge

Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020 Civic Pride and Industry Week

This program is hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

Masonville Cove on the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River is an important habitat and resting stop for wildlife—especially migratory birds—in the mid-Atlantic region and the first certified Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership in the U.S. Home to a green building nature center and beautiful waterfront public trails, this area which once served as a dumping ground for industry was restored and renewed thanks to a unique partnership between federal organizations, state organizations, nonprofits and community groups. Join the partners in dialogue with historians and Greater Baybrook community members as they reflect on this incredible piece of land reclaimed for the benefit of local wildlife and the surrounding community.


For over ten years, the Masonville Cove Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership is a is a national model for environmental restoration and community engagement. The partnership is represented by:

• Maryland Port Administration: Katrina Jones, outreach coordinator

• Living Classrooms Foundation: Lorraine Andrews Warnick, director, Masonville Cove Environmental Education Campus

• National Aquarium: Andrea Van Wyk, conservation project manager

• US Fish & Wildlife Services: Robbie Callahan, Chesapeake Bay field office biologist

Photo courtesy Theresa Keil, National Aquarium Event Photographer

This event has been organized by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the National Aquarium. Learn more about Doors Open Baltimore 2020.

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