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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs

About our Friends

The Friends of Black Hill Discovery Center Group was formed in April 2001 to support, promote, and sustain the nature programs and special events conducted by the naturalist staff at Black Hill Discovery Center. They support many programs, including Nature Play Spaces surrounding the Discovery Center, as well as:

  • Special Events
    • Mud Fest
    • Native Plant Sale
  • Children’s Programming
    • Storytime on the Lake
    • Fairy Gardens
    • School Field Trips

Become a Member

  • You will receive a discount on many nature programs at Black Hill.
  • Attend our friends’ Group events, kayak trips, picnics, pontoon boat tours, hikes, and natural history training sessions.
  • Have the opportunity to volunteer and work closely with the park naturalists.
  • Be involved with issues that affect the programs.

Sign-up today

To sign up or renew an existing membership visit Friends of Black Hill Discovery Center

FOBH Camp Scholarship Program

Each year The Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs offers the Marv Kahn Camp Scholarship to aid children in Montgomery County in attending a summer camp at Black Hill. The scholarship is for an outstanding volunteer named Marv Kahn, an avid fisherman, hiker, gardener, and a true friend of Black Hill.