University of Maryland Extension

Eastport Nature Restoration

The Eastport Nature Restoration project, led by Master Gardeners Ann Brown and Daniel Orr, will assist in designing and planting native trees, shrubs and grasses and educating the public as part of a comprehensive watershed restoration project on Back Creek near St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Eastport. The watershed restoration, begun in 2017, is a multi-year partnership involving several city, county, and state organizations. See St. Luke's Restoration of Nature Project for details about the watershed restoration. In addition to the work at the St. Luke’s restoration, Master Gardeners will develop smaller areas at the Eastport Firehouse Garden and Eastport Corner Garden.

The Master Gardeners will engage Anne Arundel County students and the public to teach the importance of using native plants that provide food and shelter to wildlife. Students will learn to identify native and invasive plants, design and plant native pollinator gardens, and remove invasive species. This also includes a signage project throughout the newly developed educational trails.

Events are planned in 2018 with four different schools at St. Luke’s. Master Gardeners are invited to assist.

  • Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m.: Students from Central Middle School will plant a native pollinator garden and place bird and bee houses throughout the property.
  • Friday, June 22, 9:00 a.m.: Lecture, tour, and hands-on invasive removal for 120 students

These activities will take place at the St. Luke’s Restoration area, 1101 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis. For more information or to volunteer, contact Ann at

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