Have you made a new year’s resolution to get into shape? To be more fit? To engage more with the natural world in all its wild beauty and wholesome influence on your physical, mental and emotional health?
Come meet the rehabilitated wild animals who serve as ambassadors of Patapsco Valley State Park's Scales & Tales program. The naturalists at Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area will be leading tours of the aviary during our annual Holiday Open House event from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 8!!
View the sun through a solar scope in our parking lot! Learn about the history of Soldiers Delight and the all-volunteer Friends group who supports it. Buy a baked treat at our bake sale. Meet Jack Wennerstrom and Frank Wisniewski, authors of Soldiers Delight Journal Revisited, a truly gorgeous coffee-table compendium of photographic wanderings through all four seasons at Soldiers Delight NEA. Click on the image for details.
Beginning in 1988, Alice June "Ajax" Eastman and the late Elizabeth K. “Beth” Hartline chaired the conservation council’s Maryland Wildlands Committee. They led a campaign to keep more of the state’s natural areas free from development, vehicles and active resource management. "It was feisty advocates like Ajax who led the push to get protections for areas such as Soldiers Delight, which is set aside as preserved Wildlands for the future", says SDCI board president Laura Van Scoyoc. "We owe a debt of gratitude to the diligent labors and the foresight of people like Alice, who provided a way to keep these special areas as intact as possible for posterity". Read on to see how Alice Eastman made conserves like Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area possible.