2019 WDCSITE Baltimore Park/Stream Cleanup and Technical Discussion on Parks Transportation Issues
Please join your fellow WDCSITE colleagues for a park and stream cleanup at Middle Branch Park on Thursday, August 29, 2019 with a technical discussion with staff from the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks (BCRP) on transportation issues impacting the City’s parks.
The meeting place for this cleanup is now at Middle Branch Park – 3301 Waterview Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230. We appreciate your patience as we work to finalize the location in coordination with BCRP.
The first 20 registrants will be able to canoe with BCRP staff as part of their “Canoe ‘N Scoop” program, where you can help clean up shorelines at and near the park to improve the health of urban waterways and awareness around this important issue for the City. Other registrants will be able to join additional BCRP staff for a land cleanup at the park.
All participants canoeing will be required to wear life vests, which are design for people 50 pounds and above; swimming is not a required skill to participate. If you would prefer to be part of the land cleanup, please contact Adam Greenstein as soon as possible after registering using the contact information below.
All participants will be required to sign an Outdoor Recreation Waiver from BCRP. After you register, I will send you a copy of the waiver – please sign it, and bring it with you.
Cleanup supplies will be provided, including gloves and trash bags. Please make sure to bring the following supplies:
- Reusable water bottle
- Bug spray
- Hat and sunglasses
- Appropriate clothing and a change of clothes
It is anticipated that PDH credit(s) will be available. Payment will be taken electronically only (through Paypal portal).
Following the cleanup and technical discussion, we will have a happy hour at Nick’s Fish House, which is approximately 1 mile from the park.
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Registration and Provision of Supplies
2:15 PM – 4:30 PM – Park/Stream Cleanup and Technical Discussion
- Speaker: Molly Gallant, BCRP
- Topics – access to parks, site planning, and trip generation
4:30 PM – Happy Hour at Nick’s Fish House – 2600 Insulator Drive, Baltimore, MD 21230
- Public Sector / Full-Time Student / Retired: FREE
- Private Sector ITE Member: $5
- Private Sector Non-ITE Member: $10
If you are concerned about water quality, please check the annual healthy harbor report card at http://www.healthyharborbaltimore.org/how-to-get-involved/healthy-harbor-news/35. BCRP does not recommend canoeing if you have open wounds or a compromised immune system.
As this event is contingent on weather, we will notify registrants no later than 4:00PM on Wednesday, August 28, if the event will be cancelled or postponed. Outdoor activity at the park cannot occur if there is thunder and/or lighting. The canoeing portion of the event cannot occur if there is a small craft advisory, but everyone will be able to pitch in as part of the land cleanup under these circumstances.
Should you have any questions, please contact Adam Greenstein (410-246-3843; firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details. On the day of the event, please contact Adam by cell at 443-569-9587 if you need assistance.
Please click on the link below to register for the 2019 WDCSITE Baltimore Park and Stream Cleanup.