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2017

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living green in annapolis logoWednesday, May 31 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
"The GreenGive," with guests Suzanne Etgen, Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy; Kate Fritz, South River Federation; Tom Guay, Severn River Association. 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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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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spa creek conservancySaturday, June 3 - Rain Garden Planting
9 a.m., Southwoods Community, Annapolis
The Spa Creek Conservancy will plant several rain gardens at the headwaters of Spa Creek. Please join watershed stewards, neighborhood volunteers and Conservancy volunteers for this project. With this National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant, the community is reducing its stormwater runoff into Spa Creek through rain gardens, pervious parking pads and conservation landscaping. We'd love your help!
Information: Amy Clements, clementsae@aol.com

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

living green in annapolis logo"Wednesday, June 7 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
"The Maryland Green Registry and its 2017 Leadership Awards," with guest Laura Armstrong, Director, Sustainability Program and Maryland Green Registry Coordinator. 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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aecWednesday, June 7 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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climate stewards of greater annapolisThursday, June 8 - Book Reading - A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journey Across the United States
7 p.m., Annapolis Bookstore, 53 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Climate Steward David Goodrich will discuss and read from his new book, A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journey Across the United States. About the book, Amazon says it is "An epic bicycle journey across the American hinterland that explores the challenges of climate change alongside a diverse array of American voices."  
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west rhode riverkeeperFriday, June 9 - West River Moonrise Concert
6 - 9 p.m., Discovery Village, 4800 Atwell Road, Shady Side
Musical concert to benefit the West and Rhode Riverkeeper with local musical groups Hat Trix and the Second Act. The musicians will perform on a stage with a backdrop of the full moon rising over the West River and the Chesapeake Bay. Bring your picnic basket and lawn chairs and enjoy some beer or wine provided by Riverkeeper volunteers for a modest fee. Admission: $10 per person, children 12 and under admitted free with an adult.
Plenty of free parking. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Do not bring your own beverages; beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available for sale at a modest fee.
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haz matSaturday, June 10 - Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day for Anne Arundel County & Annapolis Residents
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Northern Recycling Center, 100 Dover Road, Glen Burnie
Get rid of toxics like pesticides, oil-based paints, harsh cleaners at this event. And learn about buying non-toxic products instead. In 2016, Anne Arundel County paid nearly $230,000 of your tax dollars to dispose of household hazardous waste received from residents. Although proper disposal of it is important, it is even more important to avoid purchasing hazardous items and substitute them with non-hazardous alternatives.
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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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scenic rivers land trustMonday, June 12- Land Conservation 101 for Landowners
2 - 3 p.m., Crofton Community Library, 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton
Have you thought about preserving your land, but aren’t quite sure what that entails? Learn about the basics of conservation easements and what this opportunity can do for you. Experts will provide information, options, and answers to questions. An exciting new grant program that could provide a $3,000+ per acre incentive to encourage easements on forested land or land that could be planted in forest will also be discussed. This information is geared toward landowners with 10 or more acres. A FREE workshop, but registration is required by July 10.
Information | Register

GreenGiveMonday, June 12 - GreenGive Live
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Historic London Town & Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
GreenGive is a new, 24-hour online fundraising and engagement-building initiative for 11 environmental non-profits in Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis Green, running from 5 p.m., June 12 to 5 p.m., June 13. Its purpose is to both raise funds and expand residents’ and businesses’ engagement with local environmental organizations, issues, projects and actions. It’s the first time multiple environmental nonprofits have collaborated on such an event!
GreenGive Live is the kick-off party and everyone is invited. It is an opportunity gain inspiration and make new connections with those most committed to waterway restoration in Anne Arundel County. Heavy appetizers, festive beverages and good cheer will be served up in this beautiful natural setting. Stroll around the extensive London Town Gardens and connect with friends new and old!
Registration for kick-off party | Information about the GreenGive

severn river associationTuesday, June 13 - Severn River Association Annual Membership Meeting
6 - 9 p.m., Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Severna Park
The State of the Severn wil be presented by Professor Andrew Mueller USNA.
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WSAWednesday, June 14 - Master Watershed Steward Certification Course Information Session
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Road, Millersville
This session will highlight the basics of the Master Watershed Steward Certification Course and a special track to connect Watershed Stewards with schools. Master Watershed Stewards are community leaders who assist their communities, businesses, houses of worship or schools to reduce pollution and restore our local streams. If you would like help your local school with environmental literacy instruction and projects, please attend this session. The Certification Course is expected to begin in Fall 2017.
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living green in annapolis logoWednesday, June 14 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com
"Fascinating Hummingbirds," with guest Bruce Peterjohn, Wildlife Biologist, US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. 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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maryland green registrygreen drinksWednesday, June 14 - Green Drinks Annapolis & Maryland Green Registry Awards & Networking Event
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis
Theme: The Gathering of the Greens
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.
Details | Registration

west rhode riverkeeperchesatreksSaturday, June 17 - ChesaTreks: Jug Bay Wetland Ecology by Canoe
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian
Join Jug Bay naturalists on a guided canoe journey on the Patuxent River. The tour is the latest in the West & Rhode Riverkeeper’s adventure series, ChesaTreks, providing a fun on-the-water nature experience followed by a picnic and discussion. An admission fee of $50 per person includes canoe, life jacket and paddle, plus a picnic lunch. Reservations are required.
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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, by hummingbird expert Bruce Peterjohn, 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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Tuesday & Wednesday, June 20 & 21 - Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Training
Mt. Olive AME Church, 2 Hicks Avenue, Annapolis
CBLP is an excellent way for landscape contractors who design, install, and maintain RainScaping practices to learn the latest sustainable techniques and achieve a marketable credential to increase their business. Watershed Stewards Academy will soon be preferentially hiring CBLPs for its projects. More information on CBLP can be found at www.cblpro.org. This information session will provide participants with an overview and history of the certification and highlight local opportunities to get certified. This session is for landscape professionals only.
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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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severn river associationTuesday, July 18- Severn River Association Annual Membership Meeting
7 - 9 p.m., Union Jack's British Pub, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis
Severn River Association educational series: Living Shorelines versus Stone Revetment – Point Counterpoint with
moderator Dan Mellin.
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haz matSaturday, July 22 - Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day for Anne Arundel County & Annapolis Residents
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Millersville Landfill & Resource Recovery Facility, 389 Burns Crossing Road, Severn
Get rid of toxics like pesticides, oil-based paints, harsh cleaners at this event. And learn about buying non-toxic products instead. In 2016, Anne Arundel County paid nearly $230,000 of your tax dollars to dispose of household hazardous waste received from residents. Although proper disposal of it is important, it is even more important to avoid purchasing hazardous items and substitute them with non-hazardous alternatives.
Information | flyer

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
Information


scenic rivers land trustWednesday, Aug. 16- Land Conservation 101 for Landowners
6:30 - 8 p.m., Crofton Community Library, 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton
Have you thought about preserving your land, but aren’t quite sure what that entails? Learn about the basics of conservation easements and what this opportunity can do for you. Experts will provide information, options, and answers to questions. An exciting new grant program that could provide a $3,000+ per acre incentive to encourage easements on forested land or land that could be planted in forest will also be discussed. This information is geared toward landowners with 10 or more acres. A FREE workshop, but registration is required by July 10.
Information | Register

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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haz matSaturday, Sept. 16 - Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day for Anne Arundel County & Annapolis Residents
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Southern Recycling Center, 5400 Nutwell Sudley Road, Deale
Get rid of toxics like pesticides, oil-based paints, harsh cleaners at this event. And learn about buying non-toxic products instead. In 2016, Anne Arundel County paid nearly $230,000 of your tax dollars to dispose of household hazardous waste received from residents. Although proper disposal of it is important, it is even more important to avoid purchasing hazardous items and substitute them with non-hazardous alternatives.
Information | flyer

spa creek conservancyPaddleFESTSunday, Sept. 17 - Spa Creek Conservancy PaddleFEST
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Capital SUP, 808 Boucher Avenue, Annapolis
Enjoy a day of fun on Spa Creek. Take an on-water guided tour, paddle at your leisure, enjoy food and drink and learn about the challenges to restoring the creek so that it will again be fishable and swimmable. Your participation supports Spa Creek Conservancy clean up efforts. Live music from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets $50/adult includes food and paddle board; $40/adult if you bring your own vessel; $25/child under age 12.
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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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haz matSaturday, Oct. 21 - Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day for Anne Arundel County & Annapolis Residents
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Northern Recycling Center, 100 Dover Road, Glen Burnie
Get rid of toxics like pesticides, oil-based paints, harsh cleaners at this event. And learn about buying non-toxic products instead. In 2016, Anne Arundel County paid nearly $230,000 of your tax dollars to dispose of household hazardous waste received from residents. Although proper disposal of it is important, it is even more important to avoid purchasing hazardous items and substitute them with non-hazardous alternatives.
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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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maryland lcvWednesday, Nov. 15 - Maryland League of Conservation Voters Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner
6 - 9 p.m., Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis
Awardees:
2017 Chesapeake Champion Award: Chesapeake Bay Foundation; 2017 Legislator of the Year: Delegate Kumar Barve; 2017 John V. Kabler Award: 2016 Prince George's County Promotores Class. Tickets $200 & up.
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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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