Turner Station Conservation Teams

Representing our historic community. Dedicated to the revitalization of Turner Station.

Our Mission

The Turner Station Conservation Teams work to develop a safe, healthy and vibrant historic community through connecting people, resources and ideas.

Turner Station Conservation Teams was organized to revitalize the community of Turner Station, Maryland from one that has suffered from neglect to a vibrant, caring and attractive area by effectively addressing the recommendations contained in the Turner Station Conservation Plan.  

History of Turner Station

Turner Station is the largest historic African American community in Baltimore County.  “In 1888, a passenger freight station was built by Baltimore and Sparrows Point Railroad on land owned by Joshua J. Turner, a local businessman.  The train stop was called Turner Station, and as the nearby community grew, it took on that name.”   

— Jerome Watson, Images of America, Turner Station

Current Projects

Chestnut Park

With the help of community partners such as NeighborSpace, and Landscape Architecture student Kimberly Young, Chestnut Park was re-designed and constructed in 2022. Over that summer, construction began, and on the lovely autumnal evening of October 14th, Turner Station Conservation Teams and NeighborSpace hosted the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and opening celebration of Chestnut Park.

Flooding Evaluation

The Community of Turner Station experiences a double threat of flooding due to rainfall and extreme tides because it is situated close to sea level among tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay and downslope from large expanses of urban development. These problems continue to get worse due to sea level rise, increased storm intensity and other effects of climate change.

Witness Trees

In partnership with Turner Station Conservation Teams, Lyon Homes, and Union Baptist Church, The Turner Station Witness Trees project aims to plant hundreds of “Witness Trees” in the community. These trees will improve the environment and celebrate Turner Station’s community stories.