Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council, Inc.

Oregon Ridge's mission is to provide engaging educational and recreational opportunities in nature that will instill a sense of wonder, promote environmental stewardship, and create a lasting legacy of positive choices in our own backyards, Maryland, and the Chesapeake Bay.

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created to advise, recommend, promote, conduct and develop, in cooperation with the Department of Recreation and Parks and its Board, nature interpretation and conservation programs and projects primarily at this Nature Center, and where appropriate, at other parks, school-recreation centers and open spaces in Baltimore County.

Major Council Projects completed or in planning :

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As a member of the Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Council, you will receive:

Council Meetings

The Annual Council Meeting is open to the public and is held at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday in June. All members are invited.

The Executive Board meets at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday on each month, except July and August.

The monthly speakers series are held at 7:00 PM on the third Monday of each month except February, July and August. Our speakers give presentations on a wide range of nature related subjects. For detailed descriptions of these lectures see our newsletter.

The Council publishes a periodic newsletter, TrailBlazer, which is mailed to all members. The newsletter includes articles on wildlife and nature, important environmental updates, and calendar listings on all Council & Park events, courses, meetings, and other ORNC activities.

*Notice - The latest version of the Bylaws of Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council, Inc. are available for download here.

ORNC Council Executive Board

Directors at Large:

Standing Committees:

Special Committees: