Seal of Caroll County, Maryland

Hashawha Environmental Center /
Bear Branch Nature Center

Contact Information:
    HEC: 410-386-3560
    BBNC: 410-386-3580

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Many projects and programs are supported by the Friends of Hashawha and Bear Branch Nature Center Council. It is through community support that we are able to improve trails, upgrade facilities, and more.

Membership in the HEC/BBNC Council has many benefits:

  • Quarterly issues of the Carroll County Recreation andParks Program Guides
  • 10% discount on gift shop purchases
  • Priority registration for summer camps.
  • An invitation to special “Members Only” functions
  • A subscription to “Woodland News”, the nature center’semail newsletter

**All membership benefits apply to Piney Run Nature Center in Sykesville, MD.


Interested in becoming a member? Please fill out the membership form!.