Oregon Ridge Nature Center & Park

Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the enjoyment of nature. Council members work with the staff of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks to provide programs for the public ranging from conservation to natural history, including seasonal programs, topical seminars, and trail walks. Members of the ORNC Council are the first to receive our seasonal calendars and are eligible for discounts on some programs and on gift shop purchases exceeding thirty dollars.

The Council meets the third Monday evening of each month at 7:30 pm at the Nature Center. Monthly meetings feature an interesting and informative guest speaker on a nature-related topic.

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.

ORNC Council Executive Board

Jim Curtis, President
Erin McCleary, Vice President
Ann Kerns, Secretary
Ann Canoles, Treasurer

Directors at Large:

Michael Burns
Jack Kerns
Carol Mantegna
Mindie Flamholz


Budget Mark Gingerich
Buildings & Grounds -vacant-
Development Ann Kerns
Environmental Issues Sherry Lyons
Exhibits Joe Warfield
Gift Shop Noot Canoles
Honey Harvest Erin McCleary
Library Ginna Naylor
Membership Mary Jane Shanks
Newsletter Joe Salvaggio
Newsletter Mary Jane Shanks
Pancake Breakfast William La Barre
Programs Sue Leslie
Publicity David Power
Research Dr. Kim Derrickson
Scholarship Dr. Polly Roberts
Volunteers Pat Krasowski
Web Site Coordinator Jim Curtis

Become a Member of the Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council

Membership donations may be tax-deductible.

Membership categories include:

Lifetime $150
Patron $100
Corporate $100
Sustaining $50
Non-profit org. $25
Family $20
Individual $15
Senior Citizen $12
Student $12

Use our convenient Membership Form to become a member.

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