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climate stewards of greater annapolisThursday, March 23 - Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis Business Meeting
7 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Everyone is welcome.
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Friday-Sunday, March 24-26 - 10th Annual Maryland Day
various locations
A weekend of history, heritage, culture and fun during the Maryland Day Celebration Weekend. Over 20 sites in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County will have free or just $1 admission for events all weekend. Click here to see all the fun things to do with friends and family. Then visit Maryland Day on Facebook for event updates to share. The green petal on the Black-Eyed Susan logo signifies Maryland Day’s commitment to environmental stewardship. Working with Annapolis Green and Four Rivers Heritage Area the events and sites strive to make the weekend as eco-friendly as possible.
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homestead gardensmodern homesteadingFriday, March 24 - Compost Tea Time
2 - 3 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Join Homestead's Indoor Gardening Expert to learn the benefits of compost tea and just how easy it is to brew your own. Compost tea is a more cost-effective and sustainable method for providing plants/gardens with a concentrated liquid nutrition with relatively small amounts of composted materials. This means that your compost can go further and the gardener can get the most from their materials. Compost tea also conditions the soil with highly active beneficial bacteria and fungi that create a healthier and more productive garden. This event is a part of the 2017 Spring Flower Show: Modern HOMEsteading. Free but registration is advised since space is limited.
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climate stewards of greater annapolisFriday, March 24 - Movie Screening: "Before the Flood"
7 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Back by popular demand will be Before the Flood, a powerful film produced by National Geographic with the story told by Leonardo DiCaprio as he traveled the globe to investigate climate change as a special ambassador of the United Nations. | See the movie trailer | This event is cosponsored by Cafe Scientifique. Free and open to the public. Light snacks provided.
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Saturday, March 25 – Davidsonville Green Expo
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Davidsonville Elementary School, 962 Central Ave, Davidsonville
The Expo allows visitors to connect with watershed groups, and learn about energy-saving techniques and living more sustainably. Join us for free children's activities, tree giveaways and more.
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homestead gardensmodern homesteadingSatuday, March 25 - Outdoor Life: Using Fruits, Flowers, and Foliage to Create an Inviting Outdoor Space
1- 2 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Whether you have large backyard or small patio, learn how to create a welcoming and intimate living space using edible plants like herbs, vegetables, and berries to compliment flowers and foliage. Learn from Matthew Boyd, of Star Roses, how evaluate your space and select your materials to create a tremendously satisfying garden. This event is a part of the 2017 Spring Flower Show: Modern HOMEsteading. Free but registration is advised since space is limited.
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homestead gardensmodern homesteadingSunday, March 26 - Herb & Strawberry Planter Demo
1- 2 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Whether you want more Strawberries or Herbs, learn a handy way to grow them in a strawberry jar. This event is a part of the 2017 Spring Flower Show: Modern HOMEsteading. Free but registration is advised since space is limited.
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living green in annapolis logoWednesday, March 29 - 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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eastern shore green drinksThursday, March 30 - Eastern Shore Green Drinks
5 - 7 p.m., Eastern Shore Conservation Center, 114 South Washington Street, Easton
Dark & stormy bar, cash bar, and non-alcoholic beverages. Held at either inside the steam plant, which is the smaller building next to ESCC that isn’t typically open to the public, or outside in the courtyard. Local band Edgemere will play tunes.
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Saturday, April 1 - Annual Patuxent River Clean-Up
various locations and times, Patuxent River
The Patuxent Riverkeeper coordinates the only river-wide annual cleanup event each April. Dumped trash is one of the more unsightly and obvious signs of the decay of our waterways, especially in heavily used public access areas. Our motto is: To clean up a river, somebody has to get dirty! Patuxent Riverkeeper will provide supplies, water, waivers, insurance and a tally of clean-up results.
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maryland green registryWednesday, April 5 - Greening Your Business 2017 Workshop 1: Fundamentals of Environmental Management, Continuous Improvement and Sustainability
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore
A series of free workshops and site visits designed to place an organization on a path of continual improvement of environmental performance. This program will help to: 1) identify opportunities that will reduce environmental impacts and save money; 2) boost the impact of the green team and increase employee engagement; and 3) and raise awareness of environmental stewardship through the Maryland Green Registry profile. This free program is open to businesses and organizations of all types and sizes. Workshop 2 will be held in May.
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aecWednesday, April 5 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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citizens' climate lobbySaturday, April 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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state houseMonday, April 10 - Maryland General Assembly 2017 Session Ends
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green drinksWednesday, April 12 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
Theme: Buy a Lady a Drink - It's All About Clean Water
Every day, women around the world spend a combined 200 million hours collecting clean water for their families. “Buy a Lady a Drink," an initiative of water.org and Stella Artois, aims to help put a stop to these water-collecting journeys, so women can start new journeys of their own. We launched the US Buy a Lady a Drink campaign in 2015. Now the program has been expanded and there are three new chalices to add to your collection, featuring designs from Brazil, Uganda, and Cambodia. Remember, the purchase of one chalice will give a woman and her family five years of clean water. Read more.
Event Sponsor: Katcef Brothers and Stella Artois
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Thursday, April 13 - ChesaTreks Tour to Poplar Island
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., departing from Discovery Village, 4800 Atwell Road, Shady Side
The first ChesaTreks adventure of 2017 will be a tour to Poplar Island near Tilghman Island on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Cost is $100 per person, including transportation (courtesy of Lighthouse Limos) and lunch. Proceeds help the Riverkeeper keep the West & Rhode Rivers fishable, swimmable, kayak-able and crab-able. Reservations https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=125686 are required.
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cbmmFriday, April 14 - Impacts of Climate Change on the Mid-Shore Delmarva Peninsula, Session 1
10 - 11:30 a.m., Van Lennep Auditorium, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels (Maryland's Eastern Shore)
Session 1: Effects of Climate Change on Maryland and Mid-Shore Delmarva
What changes can we expect in Maryland and specifically in the Mid-Shore of Delmarva because of climate change? Bart Merrick and Suzanne Skelley will present information from a biological perspective as well as what changes may occur to infrastructure and the economic sectors. Community activities will be discussed and resources provided so that participants may explore further on their own.
Cost: $20/$30. See April 21 for Series 2.
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SERCTuesday, April 18 - Smithsonian Science in Your Backyard: Resilience and Restoration of Aquatic Plants in Chesapeake Bay
7 p.m. (light refreshments at 6:30), Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Speaker: Dr. Katia Engelhardt, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Details to come. Smithsonian Science in Your Backyard lectures are free and open to all.
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Wednesday, April 19 - 21 - International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum
The Westin Annapolis Hotel, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis
The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s fourth annual International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) is a technical conference for offshore wind in the United States dedicated to moving the industry forward. Attending the IPF gives attendees the opportunity to network with the industry’s leading global experts, generate new business opportunities, strengthen the U.S. offshore wind supply chain and directly shape the industry.
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climate stewards of greater annapolisThursday, April 20 - Climate Speakers Series: Sea Level Rise
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Speakers: Capt. Emil Petruncio, US Naval Academy, Oceanography Department; and Lisa Craig, Weather It Together, City of Annapolis. Free and open to the public.
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cbmmFriday, April 21 - Impacts of Climate Change on the Mid-Shore Delmarva Peninsula, Session 2
10 - 11:30 a.m., Van Lennep Auditorium, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels (Maryland's Eastern Shore)
Effects of Rising Sea Level on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Matt Whitbeck will describe the impacts that sea level rise has had on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, some of the factors driving these changes, and potential strategies for adaptation. The Chesapeake is one of the Nation’s most vulnerable areas, and Blackwater provides an excellent case study for the examination of how sea level rise impacts habitats and wildlife. Matt will describe strategies being pursued to ensure sustainability of the marshes and the species which rely upon the marsh habitat.
Cost: $20/$30. See April 14 for Series 1.
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Saturday, April 22 - Earth Day


Photo by Charlene Osman of the Annapolis Design Studio


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scenic rivers land trustSaturday, April 22 - Walk for the Woods
7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bacon Ridge Natural Area, Crownsville
The Scenic Rivers Land Trust, partnering again with the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, will host a day of guided hikes and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area, which is County owned but currently not completely open to the public. There will be a variety of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian finding, and naturalist hikes, scheduled throughout the day. In addition to going on some hikes, get your hands dirty while digging for archaeological treasures and check out the artifacts on display. Come for as long or as short as you like, go on a guided hike or wander through the trails on your own.
Free admission and donations are welcome.
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sofoSaturday, April 22 - SOFO Earth Day CleanUP
time and location TBA
Join SOFO members to clean up trash along Forest Drive this day. The goal is to get 500 lbs. of trash off the streets.
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globeSaturday, April 29 - People’s Climate Mobilization March in Washington, D.C.
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The Sierra Club of Anne Arundel County is sponsoring a bus trip to the March. Cost is $10 per person. Itwill depart from the Park and Ride, Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis? at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. To register, 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 - 13th Annual South River on the Half Shell
6 - 10 p.m., The Byzantium at SS Constantine and Helen Green Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Road, Annapolis
Fundraiser for the South River Federation
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maryland green registryMay date to be determined - Greening Your Business 2017 Workshop 2: Establishing and Achieving Environmental Improvement Goals
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore
A series of free workshops and site visits designed to place an organization on a path of continual improvement of environmental performance. This program will help to: 1) identify opportunities that will reduce environmental impacts and save money; 2) boost the impact of the green team and increase employee engagement; and 3) and raise awareness of environmental stewardship through the Maryland Green Registry profile. This free program is open to businesses and organizations of all types and sizes. Workshop 1 was held on April 5.
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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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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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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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back creek conservancySunday, May 21 - Back Creek Walkathon: Feet for the Creek
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., departing from Annapolis Sailing School, 7001 Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis
Registration is $25 per person, 1 child free per registered adult. Limited parking available at Annapolis Sailing School and Ellen O. Moyer Back Creak Nature Park. Please plan to bike, walk or carpool.
Details to come, but see information about the stops along the way.

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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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 available on March 1, $30/advance purchase; $35/day of event; 10% discount for groups of 10 or more
Information 410-263-4683 ext. 10

Wednesday, 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, roundtables 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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