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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published October 23, 2012

ADVISORY: LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO CELEBRATE TRANSFORMATION OF CONTAMINATED BALTIMORE WATERFRONT INTO ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE



ADVISORY: LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO CELEBRATE TRANSFORMATION OF CONTAMINATED BALTIMORE WATERFRONT INTO ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES:

CONTACTS:      
Dori Henry
Lt. Governor’s Office
(410) 504-3667 <tel:%28410%29%20504-3667> 
 
Richard Scher
MPA Communications
(410) 385-4480 <tel:%28410%29%20385-4480> 

LT. GOVERNOR BROWN TO CELEBRATE TRANSFORMATION OF CONTAMINATED BALTIMORE WATERFRONT INTO NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVE

 

 

 

Nature Area Will Connect Community to Recreation along Patapsco River  

 

 

BALTIMORE, MD (October 23, 2012) - Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will be joined tomorrow by federal and local officials, community leaders and local school children to open the Masonville Cove nature area in Baltimore.  Lt. Governor Brown also will participate in a wetlands planting with the school children.    
 
The 11-acre nature area is part of a massive restoration project that is rebuilding one of Baltimore Harbor’s most contaminated areas.  More than 60,000 tons of trash and debris dating back more than one century have been removed for this project.  Invasive plants and unhealthy trees have been removed for native trees, shrubs and wetland plants.  Free and open to the public, the nature area allows for passive use, including walking trails, fishing and bird-watching.  A kayak and canoe pier allows for access from the Patapsco River. 



WHO:         Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown
                    Congressman John Sarbanes

Will Shafroth, Counselor to the Secretary, US Dept of Interior

Living Classrooms Foundation President James Piper Bond

National Aquarium Vice President Bob Ramin

Ben Franklin High School Principal Christopher Battaglia

Ron Catlin -- Brooklyn-Curtis Bay Coalition   
 
WHAT:       Opening of new Masonville Cove nature area
 
WHEN:       Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:    1000 Frankfurst Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland


DIRECTIONS TO MASONVILLE COVE NATURE AREA
 
From North of Baltimore:
     

        Take the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway (I-895) through the tunnel southbound. 
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         Immediately after passing through the southbound toll gate, take the first exit (Exit 8-B) on to Frankfurst Avenue westbound.
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         Immediately after joining Frankfurst Avenue westbound from the exit ramp, watch for a driveway on the right into the site.
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         Turn right into the entrance.
 
From South of Baltimore:
 
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         Take the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway (I-895) toward the tunnel northbound. 
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         Immediately after passing through the northbound toll plaza, AND BEFORE ENTERING THE TUNNEL NORTHBOUND, take the first exit (Exit 9 - Childs Street).  Turn right onto Childs Street, then immediately turn right onto Frankfurst Avenue westbound.
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         Proceed west on Frankfurst Avenue past the state highway maintenance facility.  Immediately after passing under the Tunnel Thruway, and after passing a ramp with traffic joining Frankfurst Avenue from the Thruway, watch for a driveway to the Masonville trailer on your right.
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         Turn right into the entrance.