Help preserve Fairwood Forest for future generations.

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Help our neighborhood in northeastern Baltimore City preserve and maintain our unique 4-acre urban forest in a built-up environment where far too many lack access to nature.

We are grateful that we have protected a majority of Fairwood Forest from development in a land trust with Baltimore Green Space, but we still need to purchase the remaining parcels from private owners, work to keep the forest healthy through regular invasive vine removal and other maintenance, and hold educational events in the forest for the community.

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About Fairwood Forest

Fairwood Forest is a biologically diverse 4-acre forest patch in Hamilton (Glenham-Belhar), a majority minority neighborhood in northeastern Baltimore City. It's home to 23 species of trees, is part of a important hawk flyway, and is a unique place in our urban neighborhood where residents can see a wide variety of wildlife including red foxes, raccoons, opossums, spotted salamanders, and many birds. One bird-watching resident alone has recorded more than 200 species of birds in the forest since 1992!

Help Our Kids Experience Nature

The forest doesn't just benefit the important native plants and wildlife that make their home there. Fairwood Forest provides an opportunity for our local children to experience nature that often is denied to those who grow up in an urban environment.

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Your donation to protect and maintain Fairwood Forest is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Hamilton Community Association has partnered with Baltimore Green Space to help preserve Fairwood Forest, which is located in our neighborhood, as part of our organization's mission to improve the health, safety, and progress of the residents of our area of northeastern Baltimore City.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves residents in the Hamilton area of Baltimore City that live within the boundaries of Harford Road, Glenmore Avenue, Belair Road, and Hamilton Ave. 
All funds donated to Fairwood Forest will be restricted to cover expenses solely of the forest and are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Funds raised will go towards maintenance of the forest, forest programming for the community, and a fund to hopefully purchase the three remaining parcels of forested land and protect them in the same land trust.

The association holds regular educational meetings and community-building events that are open to the general public. We also coordinate clean-ups and other activities to bring neighbors together to do good.

Listen to WYPR's A Neighborhood Fights to Preserve an Urban Forest 
by Andrea Appleton; broadcast July 21, 2017