Help preserve Fairwood Forest for future generations.

We need to raise $15,000 by October to save the forest.

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

Fairwood Forest is currently privately-owned and not protected from development. We have been able to secure the donation of the majority of the land to be preserved in a land trust by Baltimore Green Space, but we need to raise $15,000 to cover the initial land transfer costs, property taxes, and other expenses by the end of October 2018.

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About Fairwood Forest

Fairwood Forest is a biologically diverse 4-acre forest patch in 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 save Fairwood Forest is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Glenham-Belhar 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. Any funds raised beyond the $15,000 goal will go towards maintenance of the forest and a fund to hopefully purchase the two remaining small 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