The National Aquarium has been engaging community volunteers and students in restoring a tidal marsh adjacent to Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine since 1999. In that time, more than 4,000 citizens have planted more than 55,000 native wetland grasses and removed more than 500,000 pieces of debris! The wetland is also used as a living classroom for hundreds of local Baltimore City students each year, giving them an opportunity to see local wildlife flourishing in the middle of an urban environment and teaching them the importance of habitat conservation and clean water.
You can help continue this tradition by taking part in our upcoming Fort McHenry Field Day event!
Fort McHenry Field Day!
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Join the Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) for debris cleanup and garden and trail maintenance at Fort McHenry on October 6, 2012. Our fall field day is a part of National Public Lands Day and the International Coastal Cleanup.
Pre-registration is required for all conservation events. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like additional details.