Spring 2018 events
Project Clean Stream
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9 am – 12 pm
Pull on your boots and help us give the Stony Run a fresh start for spring!
Activities for all hands, big and small. Meet at the following locations for trash cleanup and tree-saving vine removal. Join with 1,000’s of volunteers throughout the Chesapeake Bay Region to show your love for our waterways.
- Stony Run Park: Meet in the Oakdale Road Meadow.
- Linkwood Park: Meet at the walking path at Overhill Road.
- Wyman Park: Meet at Tudor Arms and Craycombe Avenue.
Bags, gloves and snacks provided. Wear boots, waders if you have them, bring your clippers and loppers for invasive activities. Bring your own water bottle. Please sign up at www.allianceforthebay.org
TREE PLANTING in Wyndhurst
Saturday, April 7, 9- 12, 1 -4 pm
**** Thanks to an amazing crew of volunteers, all 50 trees were planted on Saturday. There will not be any planting or other volunteer activities on Sunday. Many thanks to everyone and apologies for any inconvenience. ****
Help grow the City’s beautiful tree canopy! We will be planting trees with the Wyndhurst Community and Tree Baltimore on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 with volunteer shifts from 9 AM to 12 PM and from 1 to 4 PM. Pizza lunch is provided to all volunteers, and students can earn service hours. Please register at tinyurl.com/y7cubjfp to receive your specific planting location; email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Urban Bird Fest
Saturday, September 16, 1- 4 pm, Linkwood Park
Come celebrate urban birds along Stony Run! The second annual Urban Bird Fest, sponsored by Friends of Stony Run and Patterson Park Audubon Center, will be held in Linkwood Park on Cold Spring Lane. This family-friendly and free event will include bird-themed crafts, games, a raffle for kids, and live raptors from the Phoenix Wildlife Center. We’re grateful for the many donors and sponsors supporting the event, including: Home Depot, Meyer Seed Co, Giant Food, Maryland Master Garden, Sprocket Learning, Wild Bird Center of Timonium.
Annual Meeting with author Jill Jonnes
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm, Azafrá Café, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive
In Jill Jonnes’s talk Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape, she tells the story of urban trees and the Americans— presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds— who have passionately promoted the greening of our cities. Ranging from Jefferson’s day through the postwar devastation of magnificent American elm canopies from Dutch elm disease and on up to the present, Jonnes tells the fascinating stories of the nation’s arboreal advocates, from the founders of Arbor Day, arboretums, and tree surgery to the current generation of tree evangelists, who are engaging the latest technology to illuminate the value of trees as green infrastructure and their importance to public health.
Bring your copy of Urban Forests: A Natural History for the author to sign.
Project Clean Stream
Saturday, April 1, 9 am – 12 noon, all up and down the Stony Run
Pull on your boots and join us to freshen up the Stony Run for spring! Activities for all hands large and small.
• North Stony Run/Wyndhurst: Meet at the end of Gladstone Avenue for invasive vine removal to make way for future pollinator planting
• Stony Run Park: Meet in the Oakdale Avenue Meadow for stream cleanup and invasive vine removal.
• Linkwood Park: Meet at the walking path at Underwood Road for stream cleanup and invasive vine removal.
• Wyman Park: Meet at Tudor Arms and Craycombe Avenue for tree planting, park and stream cleanup.
• Playground, 33rd and Keswick : for tree planting and tidying around playground.
• Lower Lower Stony Run, Wyman Park: Meet at Wyman Park Drive Bridge for stream cleanup and tidying around fields, playgrounds and greenspaces.
Bags, gloves, shovels and snacks provided. Wear boots, waders if you have them, bring your clippers and loppers for invasive activities. Signup at https://www.allianceforthebay.org/our-work/key-program-focuses/building-stewardship/project-clean-stream/
Path Mulching, Stony Run Walking Path (Wyndhurst) Saturday, November 19, 9 am – 12 pm
The North Stony Run Green Team mulched the footpath north of Wyndhurst.
Urban Bird Fest, Linkwood Park,
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 1 – 4 pm
More than 100 neighbors and friends attended the first ever Urban Bird Fest in Linkwood Park and enjoyed fun games, crafts, bird walks along the stream, and live birds of prey from Carrie Murray Nature Center.
Project Clean Stream, Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9 am – 2 pmEach spring, we pull on your boots and give the Stony Run a fresh start for spring!
Friends of Stony Run Annual MeetingTuesday, March 29, 7:30 pm Roland Park Place, 830 W 40th St, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Morgan Grove spoke at our 2016 Annual Meeting in honor of Michael Beer.
J. Morgan Grove is Team Leader and Research Scientist at the Baltimore Field Station, USDA Forest Service. Grove coauthored The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology, which lays out a new approach to understanding the ecology of cities. The authors challenge the idea that cities are ecologically pathological. Rather, they view cities as complex ecosystems that fully encompass human social interactions in addition to trees, waterways, and green spaces.
Stony Run Strategic Plan Community Meeting #2Saturday, February 27, 2 pm – 4 pm Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21210
The Roland Park Community Foundation has engaged consultants Mahan Rykiel to create a strategic plan for the Stony Run from University Parkway to Northern Parkway. Many community members attended a kickoff meeting in September to share their thoughts on enhancing and protecting the Stream Valley.
The consultants will discuss emerging themes and offer preliminary ideas at this second community meeting.
Find out more on the project website.
North Stony Run Path MulchingSaturday, November 21, 9 am – 2 pm Colorado Ave. at the Stony Run
Better Waterways DaySaturday, November 14, 9 am – 12 pm Remington Ave & 33rd Street
Huck Finn DaySunday, November 1, 10 am – 2 pm Stony Run Park at Oakdale Road
For the past three years Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited (MDTU) has sponsored Huck Finn Day, a fishing and environmental education event for children 15 years old and younger on Stony Run between Wyndhurst Avenue and Oakdale Road.
MDTU volunteers provide fly-fishing and fly-tying demonstrations and stock this section of Stony Run with rainbow trout. Children interested in fishing must have their own equipment and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No fishing license is required for children 15 years old and younger. A two fish limit is set for all those who wish to take fish.
Milkweed Planting Party
Sunday, October 10, 2015, 9 AM
We expanded the Wyman Park Milkweed Patch with the help of the Monarch Project and a grant from Parks and People’s Partnership for Parks.
Coffee & bagels provided.
Project Clean Stream
Saturday & Sunday, April 11 & 12, 2015, 9 AM – 12 noon, Several locations
Four sites along the Stony Run! Saturday – Remington, Upper Wyman Park and Stony Run Park /Evergreen (10 am start). Sunday – Wyndhurst/Roland Park (all day).
2015 Annual Meeting
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, JHU’s Mason Hall
Connecting North Baltimore: The Stony Run and Maryland’s Natural Pathways
We had a wonderful discussion of our projects and others that enhance the Stony Run Stream Valley, with Daniel Hudson from the Maryland Park Service and Molly Gallant of Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.
Railroad History Walk with Sandy Mitchell, November 23, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 1 – 3 PM in Wyman Park, meet in parking lot across the street from Stieff Silver
We have enjoyed somewhat annual tours to learn about the great history of the Ma & Pa Railroad in a walk along the Stony Run. Leader Alexander (“Sandy”) Mitchell is the Vice President of the National Railway Historical Society.
International Coastal Cleanup – Stony Run, October 11 & October 18, 2014
Each fall, we join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.
3rd Annual Meeting – Friends of Stony RunMonday, March 31, 2014, 7pm Miller’s Court, 2601 N. Howard St. Downstairs conference room, entrance on north side/mid-block
Featuring Erik M. Dihle, City Arborist, Chief of Urban Forestry Baltimore City Recreation and Parks. The Benefits of Trees & Value of Volunteers.
Winter Bird WalkWyman Park Saturday, February 8, 2014 10 am – 11 am
Lifelong birders and Stone Hill residents David and Alice Greely Nelson led a search for wintering and resident birds along the lower Stony Run. We saw chickadees, titmice and cardinals … even a kingfisher, hairy woodpecker or white throated sparrow!
Discover the upper Stony RunSunday, Dec 1, 2013 @ 1-3pm Meet at parking of Majestic Cleaners, 5008 Lawndale Ave, Wyndhurst Station
Led by Eric Schott, PhD, Marine Biologist, IMET-University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science & Stony Run resident, and AJ O’Brien, we learned about the ecology and natural history of the Stony Run north of Cold Spring Lane.