Blue Water Baltimore
Blue Water Baltimore began as five separate organizations that were each addressing water issues in the Baltimore area. In 2010, all five organizations legally merged, creating Blue Water Baltimore. Blue Water Baltimore strives to restore the quality of Baltimore’s waterways in order to support a healthy environment and thriving urban communities. Volunteer events with Blue Water Baltimore often include stream clean ups, tree plantings, and storm drain stenciling.
Irvine Nature Center
The Irvine Nature Center is located in Owings Mills, about 25 minutes away from Loyola. The center is on 116 acres of land and includes a green exhibit hall, classrooms, an outdoor classroom, an amphitheater, and trails. Volunteers can work on a variety of projects, including invasive species removal, garden or trail maintenance, and event projects.
Maryland Environmental Trust
Volunteers with the Maryland Environmental Trust can work in their office in Crownsville or can work in the field as a Land Steward. Land Stewards must attend a training and commit to monitoring 8 properties per year.
Contact: Jamie Salabogi, Volunteer Coordinator
The Loading Dock
The Loading Dock is a non-profit building materials reuse center, where members of the community are able to get building materials that have been gathered from previous building sites. Reusing these materials keeps them out of the waste stream and reduces the amount of materials that need to be manufactured. If you’re interested in volunteering, there are several projects available. Check out the description they sent us!
Contact: Katie Garber, Project Manager