Suggested (but optional) attire for First Day Hikes
The Swedes say, “Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder” or “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.” At Home Ground, we agree — winter weather is no reason to stay indoors, especially when there is so much beauty right here in our own backyards!
Join us to kick off 2014 with a First Day Hike. On January 1, dress for the weather (whatever that turns out to be), gather up your family and friends and join your fellow Home Ground supporters in the joyful and rejuvenating act of hiking.
Home Ground’s own Mary Huebner will offer an informal guided hike on the C&O Canal right here in Cumberland, and the Maryland Park Service is offering guided hikes at parks all across the state including Rocky Gap, New Germany, and Herrington Manor. Read on for details.
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Please join us for Home Ground’s 2nd Annual Membership Banquet!
Stephen Keller Keynote Speaker
The evening includes dinner (and dessert) by the Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, another fantastic silent auction, and a keynote address “Restoring Hope to Our Forests.” This memorable evening will celebrates Home Ground’s accomplishments of the past year, and looks toward the future.
When: Thursday, October 17, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Scales and Tails at Rocky Gap State Park — Discover Allegany Outdoors 2011
What will you find at Discover Allegany Outdoors?
Home Ground’s annual nature and outdoor recreation festival is the perfect place to discover something new in the outdoors. With activities, demonstrations, and exhibits for families and kids of all ages, Discover Allegany Outdoors will connect you with the adventure and beauty that is all around us right here in western Maryland.
When: September 14, 12:00 noon – 4:30 pm
What will you find in the streams of Allegany County?
Have your kids gotten their feet wet this summer? School starts soon, but it’s not too late for one more outdoor adventure. Join Home Ground on Monday, August 19 on the Allegany College of Maryland campus from 5:30 – 7:30 pm to discover the hidden life of Evitts Creek.
This fun and informative workshop will be led by husband and wife team Tom and Carolyn Mathews. Their collective experience as wildlife biologist, life-long fisherman, naturalist, interpreter and parents is sure to make this a great evening for families and the general public alike.
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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!
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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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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