National Aquarium to Host First-Ever Masonville Cove Field Day

6/20/2013

National Aquarium is proud to be hosting the first ever Masonville Cove Field Day with The Maryland Port Administration and the Living Classrooms Foundation on Saturday, June 22. Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-03) will kick off the event with opening remarks.

National Aquarium staff and public volunteers will be planting marsh grasses in the tidal zone to create a living shoreline and to enhance the wildlife habitat. Also, for a portion of the day, the group will be collecting debris along the shoreline.

National Aquarium is working to make Masonville Cove, once a recreational area for local citizens and most recently an abandoned and neglected section of shoreline along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, a thriving natural area in Baltimore City. The Masonville Cove Project is a partnership between National Aquarium, Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Environmental Service, The Living Classrooms Foundation, and the Brooklyn and Curtis Bay Coalition.

These efforts will be part of the long-term mission to revitalize the Baltimore Harbor and will help to create valuable aquatic habitat in Baltimore City. This fringe wetland will create foraging ground for fish species like striped bass and white perch, and will provide nesting habitat for shorebirds. Similar to its Fort McHenry Field Days, the Aquarium hopes to make Masonville Field Days an annual opportunity for the public to join in conservation action.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 22
10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST

WHERE:
Masonville Cove
1000 Frankfurst Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21226
Masonville Cove campus is located nearly five miles southeast of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on the south shore of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River

Categories:
Conservation

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