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Share this pageJuly 2,  2017   
Lots of Smiling Faces on June 21, in Spite of a Brief Downpour

I've been waking each day trying to cultivate a habit of thinking about one thing for which I'm thankful.  I woke up on June 22, the day after our Bentley Park ribbon-cutting and thought, "thank God for the tent."

The mood was light at Adelaide Bentley Park in Towson on the evening of June 21, in spite of a brief downpour. Over 70 people were on hand to recognize and honor those who contributed to the park's development.  Owing to the generosity of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks having supplied a tent for the occasion, most attendees stayed dry.  Read more ...   View additional pictures from the event by clicking here.

Improving the Quality of the Canopy in Your Neck of the Woods

June 21 marked the inauguration of the Donald C. Outen Urban Tree Society, an effort by NeighborSpace to further a county goal for maintaining 40% forest cover in communities inside the URDL. Looking just at existing numbers, it looks like that goal has largely been achieved ... but those numbers can be deceiving. Click here to read more about the new Donald C. Outen Urban Tree Society or simply click on the logo below to cut to the chase and sponsor a tree.


Next on Our List:  Construction of Powhatan Park to Begin on July 10

The "back porch" of the community.  That's how a group of landscape architecture students referred to our Robin Hill Rd. site, now known as Powhatan Park, in 2010.  Just hours before the "snowmageddon" of that year, a group of students from Morgan made its first visit to this 1.5 acre site in Lochearn and, working with the Powhatan Farms Improvement Association, ultimately created the design shown as an inset in the plat of the Powhat Farms community below:

Read on for more information about the park's design, associated funding and pending construction.

Many thanks for your continued support!

Barbara L. Hopkins, Esq., ASLA
Executive Director


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Barbara L. Hopkins, Esq., ASLA, Executive Director