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Date: Dec 1, 2017

By Michael Schneider, Baltimore County Recreation & Parks

The holiday season is in full glory with natural crafts, tree sales and winter walks at Baltimore County parks and nature centers. Plan some family time this December. Some popular programs fill up early and require reservations, so check your calendar now!

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Programs are run by Baltimore County Recreation and Parks and Nature Council volunteers. Many programs are free, but some ask for a donation or have a small fee. Be sure to check the websites to confirm times and locations.

Want to go on an invigorating December walk in the park? Our more than 200 beautiful parks are open every day from sunrise to sunset.  Imagine a brisk walk in all of nature’s glory. Get dressed for the weather and have a really “cool” time.


“Cuddle Shuttle” to Participate in Holiday Events in Dundalk and White Marsh 

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that the County’s new Animal Services Adoption Express, affectionately called the “Cuddle Shuttle,” will make its public debut this weekend at community holiday events. The $182,000 customized mobile adoption vehicle will visit community events year-round to offer convenient opportunities for people to adopt pets from Baltimore County Animal Services.

“Our Animal Services team is doing a tremendous job with adoptions and live releases from the animal shelter and this new mobile unit is a great tool to help us get the word out and find loving homes for our adoptable pets,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We invite community groups and organizations to request our Cuddle Shuttle to participate in community events all around the County.”

The Adoption Express will appear in the following events tomorrow, Saturday, December 2:

  • White Marsh Holiday Parade, 10 a.m., The Avenue at White Marsh, 8125 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh; http://www.theavenueatwhitemarsh.com/events/detail/19th-annual-holiday-parade/
  • Dundalk Holiday Hoopla and Train Garden, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Center Place, Dundalk; http://www.dundalkusa.org/holidayhoopla
  • Dundalk Christmas Parade, 4 p.m., Corner of Shipping Place and South Center Place to Heritage Park, Dundalk; http://www.dundalkusa.org/holidayhoopla

The Adoption Express may be requested by contacting the Animal Services Volunteer Coordinator at bcasvolunteer@baltimorecountymd.gov. More information about pet adoption is available on the County website at https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/animalservices/adoption.html.


Separate Collections Will Resume in April 2018

The separate collection of yard materials (for Baltimore County residents with “Y” days on their collection schedules) will halt in December, and will resume in April 2018.

The date of the last 2017 “Y” day varies among County collection schedules. Residents must refer to their particular schedule for details (the final “Y” day will occur within the first two weeks of December).

Please note that after the last “Y” day occurs on a particular schedule, yard materials can be placed out with trash on a scheduled trash collection day.

Residents may go online to view their trash and recycling collection schedule and program guide by visiting the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website. Collection schedules and program guides can also be obtained by calling 410-887-2000.

Baltimore County residents are reminded that raking or blowing leaves into the gutter or street is illegal.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017