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WPM Real Estate Management Partners with Irvine Nature Center to Build Hodgepodge Lodge


WPM Real Estate Management will partner with the Irvine Nature Center to build a "Hodgepodge Lodge". WPM Associates will join Irvine staff and volunteers over the course of two weekends to build the Lodge.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (PRWEB) July 31, 2018

WPM Real Estate Management will partner with the Irvine Nature Center this August to build a "Hodgepodge Lodge"—a cottage-like structure that will serve as a hub for nature exploration for Irvine's guests. WPM Associates will join Irvine staff and volunteers over the course of two weekends on Saturday, August 4th, Saturday, August 11th, and Sunday, August 12th to build the Lodge.

Many may remember the popular Maryland Public Television children's show from the 1970s of the same name. In the show, host and naturalist Jean Worthley—"Miss Jean"—and her orange-winged Amazon parrot, Aurora, introduced children to wild animals and explored other nature topics. Worthley died in April 2017, but her legacy lives on thanks to a donation made in her honor to the Irvine Nature Center to fund the building of the replica Hodgepodge Lodge.

"WPM's goal is to build stronger communities. We achieve this by providing excellent property management services," said WPM President Jim Dahlgren. "We also achieve this goal by donating our time and resources to worthy organizations, such as the Irvine Nature Center. We partnered with them in 2014 to build the Butterfly House, which was a great success. We're excited to have another opportunity to assist Irvine in bringing excellent nature programs to children in our region."

"WPM is a valuable corporate partner to the Irvine Nature Center," said Irvine Executive Director Brooks Paternotte. "Their Associates generously donate their free time to help us bring our projects to life. We are grateful for their support."

About WPM Real Estate Management:
WPM Real Estate Management is an Accredited Management Organization® (AMO®) that provides property management for over 22,000 homes and 38,000 people in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area. The company's primary focus is residential: multifamily, condominium, senior housing, student housing, and homeowner association communities. In addition, it has an extensive managed portfolio of commercial, industrial, and retail properties. WPM has been recognized as one of Baltimore's Top Workplaces by The Baltimore Sun, ranking among the top 5 large employers for six consecutive years. The company employs approximately 500 employees across more than 150 properties. For more information about WPM Real Estate Management, visit the WPM website at

About Irvine Nature Center:
Located in Owings Mills, Maryland in the Caves Valley, Irvine Nature Center has emerged as a leader among Maryland's environmental education centers. Irvine serves more than 80,000 children and adults each year with more than 800 public and school programs. Irvine's green building and 210 acres of forests, meadows and wetlands are perfect for students, families and nature-lovers. Irvine's mission is to educate and inspire current and future generations to explore, respect and protect nature. Learn more at

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