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2400 East Fort Ave(Locust Point)
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To reach habitat restoration and resource protection goals for this project, the Aquarium will host a community based restoration event at a ten-acre tidal urban wetland bordering Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in the Baltimore Harbor watershed. The Aquarium will partner with the National Park Service to engage 100 community volunteers dedicating a total of 500 volunteer service hours to the project.
We hold 2 annual cleanups at Fort McHenry- one in the spring, and one in the fall. Aquarium staff will lead community volunteers in the field participating in hands-on habitat restoration activities including the removal of at least 15,000 pieces of marine debris, maintenance of the butterfly and rain gardens, trail maintenance, and other activities at the Fort McHenry Field Station.
why we're doing it
The Fort McHenry Field Day provides an opportunity to donate both your time and money towards the maintenance of an urban wetland, which continually gets clogged with debris posing a threat to the aquatic and terrestrial life that call the wetland home.
DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 4/30/15):
|ioby Platform Fee||waived|
|3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%)||5.01|
|TOTAL TO DISBURSE =||166.99|
Mulch from local Hollins Organic Farm
Native herbaceous Plants from local Herring Run Nursery
We will use the disbursed funds at our Fall Fort McHenry Field Day in September of 2015. The funds will be used to enhance our rain garden and habitat garden at the Fort McHenry wetland in Baltimore City, MD. The native plants that funds will allow us to purchase will provide the main requirements of habitat for local wildlife and will teach community volunteers about using native plants to provide habitat in their own backyard.
|Gloves, Sun shade, Trash bags||$810|
|Volunteer comfort (snacks, beverages)||$865|
|Port o johns||$190|
|Hand wash stations||$200|
|Fencing (wooden stakes and fencing to keep debris from entering wetland)||$100|
|ioby Platform Fee||$35|
|3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%)||$150|
|TOTAL TO RAISE||$5,185|
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