Interested in geocaching, but don’t know where to begin? Home Ground can help! Join us on Saturday, May 18th at 10am until 3pm at Green Ridge State Forest to learn more about geocaching and search for some caches in Green Ridge! This will be a fun and educational event, and you’ll have the chance to spend some time in the beautiful Green Ridge State Forest!
If you love trees, then you’ll love the All About Trees workshop on Saturday, April 20! Join Home Ground and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for this fun springtime activity, and learn all you need to know about planting trees in your own backyard or as a community project!
Join Home Ground and the National Park Service C&O Canal National Historical Park for the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 25th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup! On Saturday, April 6 Home Ground will join staff and volunteers of the park service to remove trash in and around the Canal Place Heritage Area and the C&O Canal. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up by emailing Home Ground at email@example.com.
Curious about coyotes in Western Maryland? Join us on Tuesday, March 26 for an educational presentation about these nighttime howlers! This event is sponsored by Home Ground and Frostburg State University’s Wildlife Society.
Please join Home Ground for western Maryland’s first screening of Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. This Emmy award-winningdocumentary presents the extraordinary career of the early conservationist Aldo Leopold, and traces how he shaped and influenced the modern conservation movement.
February 11, 2013 ~ 7:00 pmAllegany College of Maryland12401 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland, MDDr. Robert Zimmer Theatre (College Center) campus map
What creatures are out there in the night? And what are they doing?
This family-friendly program will entertain and inform. Kids and adults alike will love Kevin Dodge’s amazing imitations of the hoots, honks and calls of nocturnal creatures. A fun way to learn more about what goes on in our forests and fields after the sun goes down. Presenter Kevin Dodge is Director of Garrett College Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology Program, and one of our region’s outstanding naturalists. Please join Home Ground in welcoming Kevin back to Allegany County for this unique evening program.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:30 – 7:30 pm
LaVale Public Library — 815 National Highway, LaVale, MD 21502
On Thursday November 8, Home Ground hosted its first Membership Meeting and Banquet at Flinstone Fire Hall. “This event was a success on every level,” said Tom Mathews, Home Ground Board Chair. The 65 members and guests in attendence enjoyed good food and fellowship, an inpirational keynote presentation, and fierce but friendly bidding on over a dozen silent auction items. The event raised over $1,000 to support Home Ground’s nature and outdoor recreation programing for the community.
View pictures of the 2012 Membership Meeting and Banquet here.
Home Ground Board members with Frostburg State University student volunteers at Discover Allegany Outdoors, October 2012
ELECTION CLOSED 11/21/12.
The current Board of Directors has provided Home Ground with a firm foundation and led our fledgling organization to some wonderful early successes. It is now time to elect a new Board, and fortunately we have a strong slate of nominees ready to serve in these critical leadership roles for 2013-2014. From now until November 21, Home Ground members are encouraged to cast a ballot for the Board of Directors.
Meet the nominees for Home Ground Board of Directors here.
Download an Official Ballot here. Election ends November 21.