Yearly Workshop

2023 Web of Life ImageMARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MARCH 18, 2023

Our yearly onsite day long workshop event at the Oregon Ridge Lodge is back! We will keep this section updated as our plans continue.

Before the Covid-19 Pandemic: Each year in March, the Baltimore County Forestry Board invited environmental professionals and experts for a day of presentations and interactive lessons at Oregon Ridge Lodge, which is located at a different site within the park. (See image of the road to the Lodge below.)

Participants are provided with opportunities for discussions and/or visiting environmental displays. A modest fee ($50/person or $90/couple) pays for 5 hour-long workshops by experts in their field. Refreshments are provided throughout the day, as well as lunch. A folder with useful reference materials and door prizes are additional bonuses!

Sign Up:

Preregistration is required and must be received by Monday, March 6, 2023. Limit: 100 Registrants. Find Registration Form below. Please copy and paste it into a word doc, print it out and fill it in, and send it with your check. Don’t forget to make your food choices!

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Registration form
Doors open at 8:15 AM for a 9 AM start.  Morning workshops:

2023 March 18th Agenda:

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12:00-12:50 PM – Lunch, Door Prizes, and Exhibitor Tables

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Wrap up at 3:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to fill out evaluation forms before leaving!

In addition:

  • Continuing Education Credits: Better yet, the workshops fulfill the criteria for the continuing education credits for arboriculture studies, licensed tree experts, American foresters, and Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists.
  • All proceeds from this event are used to sponsor two teens to the Natural Resources Career Camp (NRCC) each year in July and conservation and education programs, including tree plantings.

Contact: For information about our yearly workshops, or to volunteer with our organization or donate funds to the Career Camp, please contact Glenn Ferenschak at

Our Spring 2022 Spring Zoom Presentation

This important discussion on Bees and Trees with Master Bee Keeper, Steve McDaniel, was held on March 19th.. His topic centered on the symbiotic nature of bees and trees and the importance of judicious insecticide use near trees to avoid the accidental killing of bees. NOTE: For some the video starts at 1:57 min. or earlier. Please place your cursor to the beginning to start with the introduction with Glenn Ferenschak, our Board Chairman.

Bees and trees contact with steve mcdaniel at 443-507-6367

About Steve McDaniel: A Master Beekeeper, Steve is a professional nature photographer, past President of the Maryland State Beekeepers Association and two local bee associations, and a member of the Carroll County Forestry Board. His degree in chemistry is from Harvard. Find his website and more information about him online at the McDaniel Honey Farm.

Visit the McDaniel Honey Farm online at this link