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Piney Run Nature Center Email
Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks

30 Martz Road
Sykesville, MD 21784-8125

410-795-6043 - voice
410-552-5101 - fax

Office HoursWed-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5 (March l 1-November 30); Mon-Fri 11-4 (December 1-February 28 )
Contact 1Max Bukowitz
Naturalist
410-795-6043 - voice
Contact 2Deborah Rottman
Park Superintendent
410-795-3274 - voice
PurposeTo help educate the public about nature and environmental issues through programming, exhibits, and staff and volunteer naturalists.
ServiceProvides a multitude of programs each year for all ages. Popular ongoing programs include Nature Camp, K-6; Mother Nature programs, 3-10 years old with a parent; Holiday Craft Workshops; field trips; Apple Festival, kayak programs, family campover. Enviromental programs for school and community groups. Junior volunteer programs 12-18 years old. There are dozens of exhibits, including live reptiles, injured hawks, vultures, and owls. School programs are offered year-round. Naturalists are available to answer questions, lead hikes, and present programs. Birthday parties are available; call for additional information. Calendars of events are available online, at the center, and mailed to members. Volunteer training programs available. The center works cooperatively with Piney Run Recreation and Conservation Council. For information about Piney Run Park, call 410-795-6043.
EligibilityThe nature center offers reciprocal benefits with Bear Branch Nature Center.
FeesPark vehicle fees apply March 1 through November 30.
Ages ServedAll ages welcome.
Area ServedServes Carroll and surrounding counties.
SubjectsArts And Crafts, Boats And Boating, Children - Activities/Entertainment, Christmas - Displays/Events, Day Camps, Environment, Fairs/Festivals, Hiking, Nature Study, Speakers' Bureau, Volunteers - Needed, Wildlife
Last Updated12 March 2021