• Natural Resources Planning • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
With over 40 acres of natural and cultural landscape the grounds of Fort McHenry provide visitors with the opportunity to experience nearly years of history by exploring the historic Star Fort or simply enjoying a quiet walk among the trees and along the riverside. Preserving this landscape is the responsibility of our Resource Management team, but this cannot be accomplished without the dedication of our volunteers. Volunteers are invited to help maintain the landscape, assist with invasive plant management, and assist in maintaining the nearby wetlands.
Work is both indoor and outdoor in nature. Volunteers should be prepared for wide extremes in weather - in the summer it can get very hot and humid, averaging between 90 and 98 degrees, and in the winter it can be very cold and blustery, averaging between 38 degrees and freezing. Bending and light lifting may be required.
Our volunteers are required to donate eight (8) hours of time a month, generally over the course of two days. Volunteers are needed for weekdays.