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Robt E Lee Park Restoration Project

  • 02/22/2014
  • 9:00 AM
  • 02/23/2014
  • 4:00 PM
  • Robert E Lee Park, Copper Hill Rd, Baltimore

Volunteers needed for Serpentine restoration project, co-sponsored by Robert E Lee Park Nature Council and MNPS

Saturday, February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd 

Morning Shift 9 am to 12 pm. Afternoon Shift 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

The serpentine area within Robert E Lee Park is a globally rare prairie grassland plant and animal community. Over the last 50 years, in the absence of fire, the grassland area has been reduced by the spread of Virginia Pines. If allowed to continue the grassland will turn into a pine forest with the loss of many rare and uncommon plants and animals. This multi-year project, started in 2012, will remove pines, gradually increasing the restoration area.

Volunteers are needed to cut limbs from the felled trees and move them to the shredder, plus moving and loading the main trunks onto the park trailer for removal.  

To volunteer: please email Dwight Johnson at:  Or phone 410.366.7239 (home) or 551.486.8518 (cell).

Please provide the dates and times you are available, include your cell phone number and email address.

If you have friends who would like to help we can schedule you as a team. The more volunteers we have to more work we can get done this year.

Project Location & Parking - The project area is located off of Copper Hill Road. Please park at the Baltimore County Home & Hospital School located at the corner of Falls Road and Copper Hill Road. We will be running a shuttle back and forth from the parking lot down Copper Hill Road as there is no parking at the project site.

Amenities – Bottled water and food will be provided. There are no restroom facilities.

Weather – In the event of rain or snow the event will be postponed.  To learn if the event is postponed please check the RELPNC homepage The event will be rescheduled for the next weekend.

What to bring – Please bring a pair of work gloves and wear sturdy shoes.  If you would like to help remove limbs please bring a lopper. 

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