On Saturday, June 2nd, 15 volunteers from ULI’s Young Leaders Group gathered at Adelaide Bentley Park in Towson, MD to participate in a day of Giving Back. In partnership with Blue Water Baltimore, ULI assisted with the beautification and restoration of a small park that had recently been designated a land trust.
The park benefits a small community where a lot of the residents are elderly and thus not as able to help with maintenance. Further, these land trusts are an important part of Greater Baltimore’s efforts to deal with stormwater management. Over the course of an afternoon, the volunteers removed weeds, planted native ferns and blueberry bushes, and re-sodded areas of heavy runoff. The event was a success. The park looks markedly improved and folks from ULI Baltimore, NeighborWorks, and Blue Water Baltimore enjoyed spending their Saturday morning playing a part in the project.
As a note to other ULI members, you are always welcome to attend these events in the future and we look forward to enjoying them in your company.
Learn more about the park HERE.
About Blue Water Baltimore
Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and Harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities.
NeighborSpace works with a variety of partners to enhance the livability of communities inside Baltimore County’s Urban Rural Demarcation Line (URDL), the area shown in green in the map at right, by protecting and improving open space for small parks, gardens, trails and natural areas.