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Our Mission

The Cromwell Valley Park Council (CPVC) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship of Cromwell Valley Park as a public space for passive recreation and School Programs. The CVPC works in cooperation with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and other entities to maintain, preserve and protect the natural environment and historic structures in the Park.

All events require registration unless otherwise noted.

To register for an event, please go to https://cromwellvalleypark.campbrainregistration.com/

SOLD OUT -Apples in the Oven

Sunday, January 26 at 1 PM to 3 PM Apples in the Oven – Ages 10+. Apples were and are the long keeper fruit. Join a Naturalist to learn about John Chapman, THE Johnny Appleseed. Then role up your sleeves and roll out the dough to make an apple tart in our Earth Oven. $3 members/$5 non-members. Willow Grove Nature…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Cabin Fever

Saturday, February 1 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Cabin Fever – All ages. Have cabin fever? We have the cure. Get plenty of Vitamin D and help ward off those winter time blues while we take a hike on our trails. We will retire to the Nature Center for hot chocolate afterwards. $2 members/$4 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center…

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Wood Chuck, Groundhog, Whistle Pig, Pasture Poodle, Land Beaver, or Punxsutawney Phil?

Sunday, February 2 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Wood Chuck, Groundhog, Whistle Pig, Pasture Poodle, Land Beaver, or Punxsutawney Phil? – Ages 8+. They’re all the same mysterious animal. Learn about the woodchuck’s biology, search for a burrow, and if you’re brave, taste some ground hog stew! $3 members/$5 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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SOLD OUT – Full Maple Moon Night Hike

Friday, February 7 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM Full Maple Moon Night Hike – Ages 5+. Sap in the sugar maples begins to rise and native people would make sugar from the sap. Travel with a Naturalist to find a maple tree, tap it, and then head back to the center for maple flavored hot chocolate. Dress for the…

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$5
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Mayan Chocolate Making

Saturday, February 8 at 1 PM to 3 PM Mayan Chocolate Making – Ages 8+. Theobroma Cacao in Latin means “Food of the Gods” and is sacred to the Mayan people. Learn the traditional Mayan method for turning cacao beans into chocolate and make some of your own to take home! $10 members/ $12 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center BOTH…

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$12
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Dead Leaves, Cheese, Butter and Kimchi

Sunday, February 9 at 1 PM to 2:30 PM Dead Leaves, Cheese, Butter and Kimchi - Ages 8+. What do they have in common? Fermentation, of course! Learn how fermentation allows the planet to work and then make your own kimchi. Bring a mason jar if you have one. $5 members/ $7 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND…

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$7

Bone Tools ~ Osteo-technology

Saturday, February 15 at 1 PM to 3 PM Bone Tools ~ Osteo-technology – Adults. Bone was widely used by early man. Learn how to make an awl or a bone knife. We will grind on stone with sand and water. $3 members/$5 non-members. Primitive Technology Lab REGISTRATION FOR ADULTS ONLY

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$5
Primitive Technology Lab at Willow Grove, 2176 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234 United States
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Nature Quest Winter Hike

Sunday, February 16 at 1 PM to 3 PM Nature Quest Winter Hike – All ages. Pick up your Nature Quest Passport at the Nature Center and join a Naturalist to find the markers. Dress for the weather! $2 members/$4 non-members. Willow Grove Nature Center BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

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$4
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Maple Sugaring Weekend Saturday

Saturday, February 22 AND Sunday, February 23 at 11 AM to 3 PM each day Maple Sugaring Weekend – All ages. Native people made sugar from the sap of our native maples. Join a Naturalist for this ongoing program to tap a tree, boil some sap and make a pancake. Drop in program. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Willow Grove Nature…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Maple Sugaring Weekend Sunday

Saturday, February 22 AND Sunday, February 23 at 11 AM to 3 PM each day Maple Sugaring Weekend – All ages. Native people made sugar from the sap of our native maples. Join a Naturalist for this ongoing program to tap a tree, boil some sap and make a pancake. Drop in program. FREE! Reservations NOT required. Willow Grove Nature…

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Free
Willow Grove Nature Center, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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