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The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is hosting an exhibit by local Annapolis photographer, Jay Fleming through 2018 with photos of seasoned watermen, scenic seascapes, weathered workboats and bay bounty — a true and complete depiction of life on the water. Information

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Wednesday, March 20 - Tree Care In Critical Area
7 p.m., Union Jack’s Pub, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis
When trees need maintenance, trimming and even removal, what is the best way to take care of them in the critical area? Find out at the John Wright Speaker Series sponsored by the Severn River Association. Guest speaker Tyler Balderson, managing director of Bartlett Trees, will address issues like the notorious "Chesapeake Haircut," permitting requirements, the best species for steep slopes, and recognizing distressed trees. Balderson will be followed by State Senator Sarah Elfreth, or her staff members, who will provide an update on proposals before the Maryland legislature to boost transparency about county environmental enforcement efforts to protect trees and forests. Food and drink available will be for sale from Union Jack's.
Information: Lynne D. Rockenbauch, President, 410-987-6042, or Thomas Guay, Program Officer, 443-716-6776

Thursday, March 21 - A Night of Healthy Soils
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Join Fair Farms, Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, and Neighborhood Sun for a movie and panel focused on food, healthy soils, and regenerative agriculture. All are welcome.

Saturday, March 23 - Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning
noon - 4 p.m., Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Eastport, Annapolis
Celebrate the spring equinox and the beginning of boating season by burning those nasty winter socks at the Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning. In a tradition dating back to the late-1970s, Annapolitans relieve themselves of the necessities of winter as the “Ode to the Equinox” is recited. clean choice energyPartnering with Annapolis Green and event sponsor Clean Choice Energy, the Oyster Roast will be Zero-Waste; that is, everything will be either recycled or composted.
Live music is provided by the popular local band, The Eastport Oyster Boys, who entertain with a wide variety of musical styles. A shucking contest provides a chance to show your shucking prowess, and for the young at heart, there will be fun activities and exhibits highlighting the area’s unique maritime heritage and the importance of the oyster to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Guests can take electric boat tours of Back Creek — see the location of our new Park campus! John Van Alstine, a working waterman on the Chesapeake, will present a special educational exhibit teaching visitors all about life on the water.

davidsonville green expoSaturday, March 23 - Davidsonville Green Expo
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Presented by the Davidsonville Area Civic Association (DACA) and hosted by Homestead Gardens, the Annual Davidsonville Green Expo features 30 exhibitors offering information, education and demonstrations on environmentally- friendly products, sustainable lifestyle, lawn and garden techniques, agricultural practices, energy use, water conservation and preservation, recycling, land use and conservation. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Annapolis Green, Killarney House, and HD Squared Architects, the Expo will provide information to live a sustainable life, protect and preserve our environment, waterways, and our Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis Green will make this a Zero-Waste event.

project clean streamWednesday, March 24 - Spa Creek Clean-up
1 p.m., Headwaters of Spa Creek, Annapolis
Help clean up trash along the headwaters of Spa Creek.
Information Contact Donna Jefferson 410-353-6603 | To sign up

Wednesday, March 27 - Tread Lightly: Climate Change 101: What Does It Mean to Me?
7 p.m., Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
Join Annapolis Green and Presenting Sponsor Hannon Armstrong for a town hall style discussion with expert speakers who will explain the accelerated pace of Climate Change in simple language, address the topics of adaptation and resiliency, answer questions, and engage in a two-way discussion with the audience. The goal is to inform and leave attendees with optimism about steps they can take at home and at work to mitigate the impact of Climate Change on themselves, their families and their communities.


project clean streamFriday, April 5 - Project Clean Stream: Eastport Cleanup
10 a.m., Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis
Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay team as they kick-off the Spring 2019 clean-up season. Meet Alliance employees and network with local businesses and other community members. They will have snacks, gloves, and trash bags at this fun and engaging community event.
Information Contact Corinne Stephens, 908-777-0242, | To sign up

project clean streamSaturday, April 6 - Project Clean Stream: St. Luke's Cleanup
9 a.m., 1101 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis
Information Contact Betsy Love, 917-939-9409, | To sign up

Tuesday, April 9 - State of the Rivers Presentation
6 - 9 p.m., Historic London Town & Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater

project clean streamSaturday, April 13 - Project Clean Stream: Cape St. Claire Cleanup
9 a.m., register to obtain meeting location
Remove trash and invasive plants in and around Cape St. Claire.
Information Contact Brad Knopf 443-324-1230 | To sign up

project clean streamMonday, April 22 - Project Clean Stream: AAMC Annapolis Exchange Clean-up
1:30 p.m., 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway, Annapolis
Meet in the front of the building. All clean-up supplies including gloves, trash bags and snacks will be provided. Information Contact Shannon Jachimski 443-481-1996 | To sign up

project clean streamTuesday, April 23 - Project Clean Stream: Morris H. Blum Clean Senior Apartments Cleanup
3 p.m., Morris H. Blum Senior Apartments, 701 Glenwood St #1, Annapolis
Join AAMC Community Clinic staff in picking up litter around the HACA senior and disability housing property. Information Contact Laura Tenner 410-353-7585 | To sign up

Saturday, April 27 - 14th Annual Walk for the Woods
7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bacon Ridge Natural Area, Farm Road, Crownsville
Join the Scenic Rivers Land Trust for its annual event celebrating families exploring the outdoors, the beautiful Bacon Ridge Natural Area, and the power of land protection to provide quality of life, wildlife habitat, and Chesapeake Bay and River health. SRLT will partner with the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks to host a day of guided hikes and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area. As in years past, there will be a variety of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian searches, and naturalist hikes scheduled throughout the day. The event is free, but registration is recommended. Available hikes and a link to registration will be posted to in early April.


arundel riversThursday, May 9 - 15th Anniversary South River on the Half Shell
6 - 9 p.m., Historic London Town & Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
An evening filled with food, drinks, live entertainment and auction items to benefit the South, West and Rhode Rivers. Dress is business casual. Tickets: $200/couple; $110/person. Buy online.

greengiveTuesday, May 28 - GreenGive Kickoff Partyl
5 p.m., Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St, Annapolis
A 24-hour online fundraising campaign for 11 local environmental organizations.
Details to come

Wednesday, May 29 - National Learn About Recycling Day


national drive electric week
Saturday - Sunday, September 14 - 22 - National Drive Electric Week

Various events at various locations throughout the country, including in Maryland.

DriveElectricSaturday, September 14 - National Drive Electric Week Annapolis Showcase
11 a.m. - 5 p.m., City Dock, Annapolis
Come to the historic Annapolis harbor and learn about the fun and environmental benefits of driving electric. Presented by Annapolis Green. Come talk to enthusiastic owners of all types of electric vehicles and go for a ride! There will be seminars on various related topics. The showcase is free and open to the public.
If you have an EV and would like to share your experiences, please register by clicking here.
Details to come.

AllianceThursday, September 26 - Taste of the Chesapeake
6 - 9 p.m., Crown Plaza Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis
At this event, the Alliance f or the Chesapeake Bay recognizes environmental leadership award winners and showcases its programs and progress toward Chesapeake restoration. The Taste also helps raise critical funds to support the Alliance's mission and increase the impact of its work across the Chesapeake watershed. The event features unique Chesapeake-inspired food and drink, live music, raffles, and a silent auction.

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