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Friday - Sunday, April 21 - 23 - Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC
An Earth Weekend gathering of thought leaders, practitioners, pioneering scientists and researchers, environmentalists, artists, civic leaders, industry participants, media, philanthropists, and other conservation-minded citizens. They are convening to discuss and share solutions – what are the best minds, boldest experiments, and most innovative community practices telling us about how to preserve biodiversity, protect natural resources, and address climate change? There are free public events scheduled in conjunction with the Summit, such as the film, "An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch," described below.
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Sunday, April 23 - Maryland Avenue Earth Day Fest
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Maryland Avenue, from State Circle to King George Street
Eat. Shop. Learn. Have Fun! A local tradition adds a shade of Green... Rediscover Maryland Avenue and State Circle, our state’s oldest and most chic boutique shopping district. Celebrate the Earth with our shopkeepers and Green exhibitors. Family fun, live music, and MORE!
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Monday, April 24 - Stormwater Ponds: Assessment and Maintenance
6:30-9 p.m., St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 730 Bestgate Road, Annapolis
This interactive session, co-sponsored by the Anne Arundel Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, the Watershed Stewards Academy and Alliance for Sustainable Communities, will include a visit to several stormwater ponds in various conditions to highlight assessment and maintenance of these important landscape features. In both field and classroom settings, participants will understand the basic function of both wet and dry stormwater ponds, and the maintenance requirements of each. We will also discuss how pond structures fit into the landscape as a complement to an overall effort to lessen the effects of polluted runoff. The session will finish with a classroom presentation and discussion and will be held rain or shine. Participants should dress for outdoor walking on uneven ground. Who should attend? Anyone who owns, manages, or is hired to maintain a stormwater pond: Property managers, contractors, community or house of worship representatives such as Master Watershed Stewards, HOA leaders or House of Worship delegates. Fee: $15. Questions? Contact Suzanne Etgen
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living green in annapolis logoWednesday, April 26 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus," with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM, public radio in Baltimore. The Living Green in Annapolis show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices into their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
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climate stewards of greater annapolisThursday, April 27 - Climate Stewards Business Meeting and Sign Making
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Sign Making for the People's Climate March on April 29. Free and open to the public.
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globeSaturday, April 29 - People’s Climate Mobilization March in Washington, D.C.
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Transportation: Thanks to the Anne Arundel Groups of the Sierra Club, bus transporation to and from the march is available. Cost is $10/person. Board and return at the Park and Ride, Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Departure will be at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets and for additional details click here.  

historic annapolisSaturday, April 29 - Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Anne Arundel County
For 80 years, the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) has invited guests inside hundreds of extraordinary homes and gardens throughout Maryland. This year, Historic Annapolis is partnering with MHGP to host a tour that will combine the new and the old, feature exquisite town homes and waterfront estates with stunning gardens that showcase the architectural diversity, historical significance, and geographic beauty of Anne Arundel County. Advance Gift Certificates, available through January: $30 (Choose from any one of three county tours – Anne Arundel on April 29, Carroll on May 6, or Baltimore on May 13). Advance Tickets: $35 Available beginning February 1. Day-Of Tickets: $40. Information about homes on the tours will be available at mhgp.org closer to the tour date.
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Saturday, April 29 - West/Rhode Riverkeeper's Pigs & Pearls
2 - 6 p.m., Pirate's Cove Dock Bar, 4817 Riverside Drive, Galesville
A BBQ and oyster roast fundraiser to benefit the West & Rhode Riverkeeper featuring live music by the Eastport Oyster Boys. It will mark the official opening of the season at the Pirate’s Cove Dock Bar. Pirate’s Cove Chef Steve Hardison will serve freshly shucked and roasted oysters raised by local watermen on the West and Rhode Rivers, plus pulled BBQ sandwiches made from locally raised pork and served with two sauces, BBQ baked beans and homemade corn bread. Tickets: $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Kids 5-12, $10. Kids 4 and under, free. Admission includes 20 tickets that may be redeemed for freshly shucked West and Rhode River oysters, BBQ platter or regional craft beer.
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Saturday, April 29 - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Annapolis Police Department, 199 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
Properly dispose of your unwanted prescription drugs. Flushing them or putting them in the trash is a danger to the environment and can contribute to drug addition.
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Saturday, April 29 - 13th Annual South River on the Half Shell Auction
6 - 10 p.m., The Byzantium at SS Constantine and Helen Green Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Road, Annapolis
Fundraiser for the South River Federation. All the oysters you can eat, great food and open bar, live music by the Corsicans, live and silent auction Items.
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Sunday, April 30 - Flower Mart
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., City Dock next to the Market House, Annapolis
Gather flowers for your May Basket at the annual Flower Mart, a tradition of the Four Rivers Garden Club for more than 70 years. Look for the tall May pole with its colorful fluttering ribbons downtown next to the Market House. You’ll see the Four Rivers gardeners in their colorful hats and aprons offering buckets of freshly cut flowers. If you’re early, you might also find a beautiful ready-made May Basket for your door. Visit the bake sale table without price tags—select your sweet treat and donate to this Garden Club’s community planting projects. The Club’s flower-arranging experts also offer unique pre-ordered May Baskets for the community to help beautify Annapolis and to raise funds for Club service projects. Flower Mart proceeds are all returned to the community to encourage environmental responsibility, conduct community planting projects, and stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening.
Information: Charlotte Pennington cpenningtonsc@gmail.com

maryland green registrySunday, April 30 - Pollinator Party: A Bee City USA Event
noon - 2 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
A FREE educational day to celebrate our pollinators. The City of Annapolis and the Town of Highland Beach are now Bee City USA designated. Learn more about joining in the efforts to save the pollinators and make our towns pollinator destinations at this first Bee City USA event. Games for kids and tasty treats courtesy of our pollinators. Presentations:
12:30 p.m. – Bees & Beyond by Carl Guerci, President, Anne Arundel Bee Keepers Association
1 p.m. – The Importance of Pollinators by Heather Wheatley, Homestead Gardens Nursery Manager
1:30pm – Planting for Pollinators by Nathan Powers, Horticulturist, Homestead Gardens
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aecWednesday, May 3 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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composting councilSunday - Saturday, May 7 - 13 - International Compost Awareness Week
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citizens' climate lobbySaturday, May 13 - Citizens' Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
12:30 - 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis
RSVP: annapolis@citizensclimate.org
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Saturday, May 13 - 4th Annual Ride for the Rivers
8 a.m., Start & finish at Discovery Village, 4800 Atwell Road, Shady Side
Metric Century Bicycle Ride or 40-Mile Ride to benefit the West/Rhode Riverkeeper, a challenging ride through the rolling countryside of Southern Anne Arundel County and Northern Calvert County. Proceeds help the West/Rhode Riverkeeper keep these rivers swimmable, fishable, crab-able and kayak-able. The public is invited to join the cyclists at the “Muddy Bottom BBQ,” from noon to 3 p.m., a riverfront celebration featuring live music, delicious food by Herrington on the Bay, great local Maryland beers, and family activities.
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SERCTuesday, May 16 - Smithsonian Science in Your Backyard: Conserving Orchids
7 p.m. (light refreshments at 6:30), Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Speaker: Dr. Melissa McCormick, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center,. Details to come. Smithsonian Science in Your Backyard lectures are free and open to all.
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green drinksThursday, May 18 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis
Theme: The Birds & the Bees
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climate stewards of greater annapolisThursday, May 18 - Climate Speakers Series: "Mass Extinction"
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Speaker: Sara Via, University of Maryland, Biology Department. Free and open to the public.
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Saturday, May 20 – Pasadena: Neighborhood cleanup in the park in Boulevard Park
9 a.m. – noon - Read about Project Clean Stream
Contact Marissa Spratley mspratley@allianceforthebay.org

SERCSaturday, May 20 - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Annual Open House
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Get ready to meet the scientists at SERC's annual festival of ecology! Wade in the river for fish, hold blue crabs and oysters on the docks and go behind the scenes of the green Mathias Lab. Parking and registration details coming soon!
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homestead gardenspollinator meetupSunday, May 20 - May Pollinator Meetup: Backyard Beekeeping
10- 11 a.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Local expert Debbie Hewitt will share her expertise in the basics to starting a hive in your own backyard, from choosing the right type of bees and taking care of their individual needs to picking hives, houses and beekeeping equipment. Ms. Hewitt has been beekeeping in Galesville for six years and currently manages seven colonies. She is secretary of the Anne Arundel Beekeepers Association and representative to the Maryland State Beekeepers Association for Anne Arundel County. Free but registration is advised since space is limited.
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back creek conservancySunday, May 21 - Back Creek Walkathon: Feet for the Creek
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., departing from Annapolis Sailing School, 7001 Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis
Get to know Annapolis' Back Creek from the land side with a walk along the shoreline. Walkers of all ages are welcome. Participants will enjoy a 6K walk around the creek with water stops, and a shorter route for families with small children; scenic overlooks and points of interest to learn about creek conservation, rain gardens, and future projects to protect the creek; an interactive, online map to follow accessible by smart phones; a boat ride from the Eastport side of the creek back to the starting point a Annapolis Sailing School; live, family-friendly music by Guava Jelly and food and drink trucks at the finish. Limited parking available at Annapolis Sailing School and Ellen O. Moyer Back Creak Nature Park. Please plan to bike, walk or carpool. Admission: Adults $25; One child free with registered adult, additional children $10.
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Tuesday - Wednesday, May 23 - 24 - 8th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference
Omni Charlottesville, 212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia
This year, the conference will focus on ways that the environmental community can not only make a difference at the grassroots level, but collaborate and work as one.
Early-bird registration and prices end April 21.
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leukemia cupFriday - Saturday, June 2-3 - 25th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta
Friday: Summer Gala; Saturday: Regatta, All Hands on Deck Survivor Cruise & Luncheon, & Rock the Dock for a Cure Awards Party - Hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club and Eastport Yacht Club -
Honorary Chair: Governor Larry Hogan. Set sail on the Chesapeake Bay to fight blood cancers!
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hammond harwoodSaturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4 - Historic Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour
noon - 5 p.m., 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Garden lovers, visit the "secret" gardens of this historic home and see areas that are not usually open to the public, including gardens both large and small which range from formal old boxwood to informal perennial, from secret retreats to quiet oases on busy streets. Tickets $30/advance purchase; $35/day of event; 10% discount for groups of 10 or more
Information 410-263-4683 ext. 10

aecWednesday, June 7 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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citizens' climate lobbySaturday, June 10 - Citizens' Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
12:30 - 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis
RSVP: annapolis@citizensclimate.org
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maryland green registrygreen drinksWednesday, June 14 - Green Drinks Annapolis & Maryland Green Registry Awards & Networking Event
time TBA, Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis
Event Sponsor: Maryland Department of Commerce

Green Drinks will celebrate the Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards which  are presented each year to five organizations that have shown a strong commitment to sustainable practices, maryland dept of commercemeasurable results, and continual improvement. The winners represent a variety of facility types and sizes, but all have several key factors in common that contribute to their success: an organization-wide commitment to environmental performance, a green team that meets on a regular basis, annual environmental goals and measurement of results. The US Green Building Council Maryland is an event partner.
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homestead gardenspollinator meetupSaturday, June 17 - June Pollinator Meetup: The Secret Lives of Hummingbirds
10- 11 a.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Hummingbirds are fascinating and endearing little birds that can be attracted to residential yards and gardens. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird breeding in eastern North America and is a fairly common summer resident across the mid-Atlantic region. This presentation will provide information about hummingbird biology, their migration patterns, and tips about how to attract these delightful birds to your yards. Free but registration is advised since space is limited.
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aecWednesday, July 5 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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citizens' climate lobbySaturday, July 8 - Citizens' Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
12:30 - 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis
RSVP: annapolis@citizensclimate.org
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homestead gardenspollinator meetupSaturday, July 15 - July Pollinator Meetup: Everything Monarch
10- 11 a.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Join Naturalist Lisa Bierer-Garrett as she discusses how to attract and support Monarch butterflies through gardening and the basics of raising Monarch butterflies. Free but registration is advised since space is limited.
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aecWednesday, Aug. 2 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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citizens' climate lobbySaturday, Aug. 12 - Citizens' Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting
12:30 - 3 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis
RSVP: annapolis@citizensclimate.org
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aecWednesday, Sept. 6 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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national drive electric weekSaturday - Sunday, Sept. 9-17 - National Drive Electric Week
A nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.
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city of annapolisTuesday, Sept. 19 - City of Annapolis Primary Election
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aecWednesday, Oct. 4 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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Sunday - Wednesday, October 29 – November 1 - Keeping History Above Water Conference: Annapolis
An international gathering hosted by the City of Annapolis in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation. Conference discussions will examine the increasing and varied risks posed by sea level rise to historic coastal communities, their built environments and traditional lifeways. Leaders in the fields of historic preservation, business, culture, tourism, economics, urban planning, environment, sustainability, design, engineering and public policy will participate in symposia, workshops, round tables and tours that focus on practical solutions and community engagement.
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aecWednesday, Nov. 1 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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alliance for the bayFriday - Sunday, Nov. 3 - 5 - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's 12th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum
USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV
Details to come

city of annapolisTuesday, Nov. 7 - City of Annapolis General Election
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aecWednesday, Dec. 6 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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