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April 2014

Saturday April 5th: Project Clean Stream

Meet at Saint Helena Community Building, 6509 Colgate Ave, @ 8:00am for registration

Clean-up from 9:00am- 12:00pm

100 + Volunteers needed to clean up Dundalk shoreline and waterways. Breakfast and lunch provided

Service learning hours: 4+


Saturday April 12: Mega Egga Hunt

Heritage Park, 9am-1pm

50+ volunteers of all ages needed to help register guest, hide eggs, run activities, and more! Groups welcome.

Service learning hours: 5+


Saturday April 19th: Lynch Cove Tree Planting

Lynch Cove Park, 10:00am - 12:00pm

10+ Volunteers needed to plant trees at Lynch Cove Park

Meet at Lynch Cove Park, off Church Road, Dundalk

Service learning hours: 2


Wednesday April 23rd: Grange Elementary Eco Day

Meet at DRC Office, 11 Center Place, Dundalk at 8:00am

Service from 8:00am- 2:30pm

5+ Responsible and dedicated volunteers needed to work with elementary age children for a school day of eco activities. Volunteers need to sign school volunteer waiver to lead children's activity. Groups of 5-15 elementary children.

Volunteers need to be responsible, mature, dedicated, and want to work with kids

Service learning hours: 6


Wednesday April 23rd: Recycled Arts and Crafts

Meet at North Point Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk, @ 5:30pm

Event from 6:00pm-7:00pm

5 + Volunteers needed to supervise children in recycled crafts activity at North Point Library

Service learning hours: 2


Thursday April 24th: Clean Green Marina Night AND Coal Country Movie Showing

5 + volunteers needed to help run logistics and programming during DRC Earth Week programs.

Clean Green Marina: Hard Yacht Cafe, 8500 Cove Rd, Dundalk, MD from 5:00-7:00pm

Coal Country Movie Showing: CCBC, (Room TBA) Dundalk, MD from 6:00-8:00 pm

Service learning hours: 2


Saturday April 26th: Old Dundalk Neighborhood Dumpster Day

Meet at 2660 Yorkway, Dundalk, MD, 9am-12pm

20 + volunteers needed to clean-up day in Old Dundalk neighborhood. Supplies provided.

Service learning hours: 3

 

On-going Opportunity: Adopt-A-Stream

6 hours / month

Volunteers needed to adopt a section of shoreline in the Dundalk area.(Will receive 1 hour for training) Volunteers will learn how to monitor outfall drains and stream health. Volunteers will be expected to monitor stream 2’s a month. Will receive 1 hour per site visit. Volunteers will also host 1 clean-up at site. (Receive 3 hours for clean-up) This opportunity is great for groups and rotating volunteers!Total of 6 hours for 2 monitoring sessions and 1 clean-up per month.

 

May 2014

Saturday May 3: Colgate Community Day
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 7834 Eastern Ave., 11-2pm
5+ Volunteer needed to help run kid activities, pass out food, and help at DRC booth Service learning hours: 3+

 

Saturday, May 17: DunFest
11am-2pm, Heritage Park

Volunteers needed to help run this free, family fun event! Volunteers will lead games, registration, crafts, and much more. Will you be that  someone to dress up like the Dundalk Owl? All ages welcome; perfect for groups; service learning hours available! Contact Leah at 410.282.0261 or leah@dundalkusa.org to help!

Ongoing

Greening Opportunities:

Adopt-A-Stream: Volunteers needed to adopt a section of shoreline in the Dundalk area.(Will receive 1 hour for training) Volunteers will learn how to monitor outfall drains and stream health. Volunteers will be expected to monitor stream 2’s a month. Will receive 1 hour per site visit. Volunteers will also host 1 clean-up at site. (Receive 3 hours for clean-up) This opportunity is great for groups and rotating volunteers!Total of 6 hours for 2 monitoring sessions and 1 clean-up per month.

 

Stream Watchers keep a close eye on what goes into our local water body, Bear Creek - which flows to the Chesapeake Bay. Did you know that litter, gasoline, oil, in the street flows directly into our water source without being filtered! That's right, they are collected in storm drains and then flow all at once out and directly into our beautiful waters in Dundalk. Stream Watchers will be looking for pollution coming from storm drain pipes, illegal dumping, accidental spills or incidents of fish kills. If you like being outdoors, love our waterfront, want to visit our parks, or want to poke around as the best watch dogs do - you're a perfect stream watcher! Andrea can help you locate one of these outflow points for monitoring. For more detailed information, check out the position description here! OR Call Andrea at 410-282-0261 or e-mail for more detail.

Watershed Watchers like to get more involved in their beloved community. Do you love the water? Do you want to help to clean up Dundalk’s water supply? Then join the DRC as a water quality monitor and help to gather crucial information to keeping our waters safe. Watershed Watchers are repsonisble for taking a water quality monitoring kit out onto the Bear Creak watershed and testing the waters monthly. Training and supplies are provided by the DRC. This can help you to build your scientific resume, knowledge about the bay, and become a member of a fun and welcoming group of Dundalkians. Check out the position description here! OR e-mail / call Andrea for more info: 410-282-0261 

Tree Scouts are integral and important members of the DRC team. The DRC plants around 250-500 trees every year and we need help to maintain and watch over our newly planted trees. This includes watering the trees, pruning, and general care. Volunteers will be given a section of trees to care for. All training and information is provided by the DRC. Trees are an amazing environmental resource and play a key role in keeping our communities and our streams healthy. A tree scout will learn about proper tree care and become a valued member within our organization. The position description can be found here! Otherwise, e-mail / call Andrea at 410-282-0261 for more info.  

 
Bayscaping Teams
will learn how to design and plant a rain garden, and how to install a rain barrel. It's practical knowledge you may apply to your own property or your church, business or school. More details from Andrea.

Secchi Disc Testers are an integral part of our watershed assocation responsibilities. They go out once a month and help us to gather the most important information about our water. This information is sent to Baltimore County and used to set our regional standards for water quality. Secchi Disc Testers are not doing as extensive work as the water quality monitors but the test they perform is our most telling. Join the DRC and our volunteer network today and start experiencing the wonderful world of volunteerism! Find the position description by clicking here! OR e-mail / call Andrea for more info: 410-282-0261

Storm Drain Marking provides a great opportunity for an organization, business or group of friends or students to work together to mark storm drains. The message reminds everyone that water down these drains goes directly to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, without the benefit of any purification process. EmailAndrea to learn more.

October 2014

October 1st- October 24th - Candy Donations needed
for Family Fall Festival!

The DRC is looking for donated bags of prewrapped candy to be distributed for FREE to children participating in the Family Fall Festival trick-or-treating in the Dundalk Main Street. Donations may be dropped off at the DRC office (11 Center Place) M-F 9am-5pm, 11 Center Place.

Saturday, October 25th - Family Fall Festival (8-4pm)

Volunteers needed from 8am-1pm , 12pm-4pm, all day, or to fit your schedule at Veteran’s Park.  Lots of opportunities to help run activity stations, registration, stage events, pass out candy, set up, clean up, and much more! Multiple shifts are available; can be used for service hours. Group and family volunteers welcome! (Event rain date is Sunday, October 27.) Call Leah at 410-282-0261 or email.

November 2014

Friday, November 29 - Cookie Recipe Contest
Registration Deadline

Last year contestants and community members baked over 4,000 cookies for Holiday Hoopla! Do you have a great cookie recipe you want to share with Dundalk? Help us make the holidays even more enjoyable. Call Leah at 410-282-0261 or email.

November 1 –December 5 – Cookie Baking
Brigade Members Needed!

We are planning on baking over 200 dozen cookies for the Holiday Hoopla Cookie Tour this year. Bakers are needed to make a minimum of 4 dozen cookies (more than 4 is encouraged!) to be dropped off or picked up by Friday, December 6. Call Leah at 410-282-0261 or email.

December 2014

Holiday Hoopla 

Helper elves needed to spread holiday cheer! Volunteers are needed to decorate, set up and pass out cookies throughout the Historic Dundalk Main Street. We also need help running activities in the Center Place Holiday Street Fair. Bring your holiday cheer to the community by volunteering for a few hours between 3pm-8pm. Call Leah at 410-282-0261 or email.