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Through - Sept. 20
Jay Fleming Exhibit

featuring select photographs from
Working the Water

Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street, Annapolis
Opening Reception
July 13, 5 - 7 p.m.

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"The Journeyman" by Patrick Meehan
Sept. 17- Oct. 15
"Best of the Chesapeake"

an Invitational Group Show with 20 artists.
Chesapeake Bay area themed exhibit will feature vintage boats on the Chesapeake Bay: schooners to steamboats; wildlife, marshes, small coves, family farms and harbor towns that define this extensive waterway.
McBride Gallery
215 Main Street, Annapolis
Meet the Artists Reception
Sept. 17, 1 - 4 p.m.
Juried Awards Presentation
2
p.m.

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2017

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living green in annapolis logoWednesday, August 23 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com NOTE: This program will not be broadcast on WNAV due to an Orioles baseball game. The program will be uploaded to our website no later than August 25.
"Spa Creek Conservancy: Fun and Work on the Creek," with guest Amy Clements, President, Spa Creek Conservancy. 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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back creek conservancy Monday, August 28 - Marine Debris Monday
5:30 p.m. (or naytime after work), on Back Creek
Join folks who love Back Creek for a casual clean-up with no central meeting place and no sign-up. Just grab a trash bag or two and hop aboard your kayak or paddleboard and pick up trash along the shore and in the water. Then take a photo of what you find and send it to the Conservancy so its members can keep track.
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living green in annapolis logoWednesday, August 30 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on wnav.com NOTE: This program will not be broadcast on WNAV due to an Orioles baseball game. The program will be uploaded to our website no later than September 1.
"The Chesapeake Bay Program Office and the State of the Bay," with guest Nicholas DiPasquale, Bay Program Director. 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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thomas point lighthouseannapolis maritime museumSaturday, Sept. 2 - Thomas Point Lighthouse Tour
9 - 11 a.m. or noon - 2 p.m., departing from Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark and one of only ten lighthouses in the country to be bestowed this honor. Built in 1875, it is arguably the most recognized lighthouse in Maryland. Tours depart from AMM and are hosted by the U.S. Lighthouse Society. These are the only tours that also provide access with an interior tour of the historic lighthouse. Tickets $75. Discount available to Museum members.
Information & to buy tickets

aecWednesday, Sept. 6 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
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chesapeake string of pearls projectThursday, September 7 - String of Pearls Land Designation Ceremony
2 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Visitors Center, 1361 Wrighton Rd, Lothian
String of Pearls will honor Anne Arundel County, Maryland, by designating as “pearls” Jug Bay Preserve, Glendening Preserve, and other adjacent properties in South County along the Patuxent River. In addition, seven private landowners will be honored for preserving their lands through various Anne Arundel County perpetual easements.
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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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green drinksgolf club at south riverTuesday, Sept. 12 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., The Golf Club at South River, 3451 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater
Theme: Golf Responsibly
details to come

alliance for the chesapeake bayThursday, Sept. 14 - Taste of the Chesapeake
6 - 9:30 p.m., Rooftop Conference Center, Belcher Pavilion, Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis
Recognizing environmental leadership award winners and showcasing the Alliance's programs and progress toward Bay restoration. The Taste is an evening of unique Chesapeake-inspired food and drink, live music, raffles, and a silent auction to raise critical funds to support the Alliance's mission to restore and protect the Chesapeake across the Chesapeake watershed.
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Climate Stewards of Greater AnnapolisMaryland Climate CoalitionThursday, Sept. 14 - Speakers Series: Maryland Initiatives
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Rd, Annapolis
Topics:
1. Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative with speakers Vincent DeMarco and Jamie DeMarco
2. No Pipeline Under the Potomac River with speaker Brooke Harper
Cosponsored by the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis and the Maryland Climate Coalition. Free and open to the public.
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annapolis maritime museumboatyard beach bashSaturday, Sept. 16 - Boatyard Beach Bash
5:30 - 10 p.m., Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
Fundraiser for the Maritime Museum, featuring entertainment from Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefers: Peter Mayer, Brendan Mayer, Keith Sykes, and Doyle Grisham; as well as world-class musicians John Frinzi, Scott Kirby, Aaron Scherz, and John Patty, in the beautiful setting of the waterfront campus of the Museum, on Back Creek. Tickets are limited: $75 and $125
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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.
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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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Tuesday, Sept. 19 - Filtering Out Pollution with Riparian Buffers
7 p.m., Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Speaker: Don Weller, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. The presentation is part of SERC's 2017 Bay Optimism lecture series, exploring what is succeeding in Bay conservation and the search for environmental solutions. Lectures are free and open to all.
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mermaid's kissThursday, Sept. 21 - 7th Annual Mermaid’s Kiss Oyster Fest
6 - 10 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore
Annual night of unlimited oysters, fresh seafood dishes from iconic restaurants, local spirits and live entertainment to raise funds to build a better Chesapeake Bay. This year’s event will feature a Bay-themed silent auction, one-of-a-kind oyster sculpture by the Chesapeake Mermaid, prizes, giveaways and more! Single ticket price: $85, Couple ticket price: $160
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cow & calfSunday, Sept. 24 - Eastern Shore Farm Tour with Annapolis Green & Chef Rita Calvert
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pop's Old Place Farm, Hurlock; and Blades Orchard and Faulkner Branch Cidery, Federalsburg
Join us for a fun day’s visit to two very different, neighboring farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. You'll have the opportunity to purchase 100% pastured products and a local Small Plate & hard cider. It's a great family friendly event! Ticket price, $35 (kids 15 & under $12), includes a copy of Chef Rita's cookbook, The Grassfed Gourmet Fires it Up!
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thomas point lighthouseannapolis maritime museumSaturday, Sept. 30 - Thomas Point Lighthouse Tour
9 - 11 a.m. or noon - 2 p.m., departing from Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark and one of only ten lighthouses in the country to be bestowed this honor. Built in 1875, it is arguably the most recognized lighthouse in Maryland. Tours depart from AMM and are hosted by the U.S. Lighthouse Society. These are the only tours that also provide access with an interior tour of the historic lighthouse. Tickets $75. Discount available to Museum members.
Information & to buy tickets

aecWednesday, Oct. 4 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, 3rd floor conference room
Information


thomas point lighthouseannapolis maritime museumSaturday, Oct. 7 - Thomas Point Lighthouse Tour
9 - 11 a.m. or noon - 2 p.m., departing from Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark and one of only ten lighthouses in the country to be bestowed this honor. Built in 1875, it is arguably the most recognized lighthouse in Maryland. Tours depart from AMM and are hosted by the U.S. Lighthouse Society. These are the only tours that also provide access with an interior tour of the historic lighthouse. Tickets $75. Discount available to Museum members.
Information & to buy tickets

Tuesday, Oct. 17 - Keynote Robert Lee Forrest Lecture by Jim Toomey: “Drawing Inspiration from the Sea”
7 p.m., Mathias Lab Atrium, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Speaker Jim Toomey is the greater of the cartoon Sherman’s Lagoon. The talk will be preceded by a dessert reception. The presentation is part of SERC's 2017 Bay Optimism lecture series, exploring what is succeeding in Bay conservation and the search for environmental solutions. Lectures are free and open to all.
Information

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.
Information | flyer

keeping history above waterSunday - 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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patuxent riverkeeperWednesday, Dec. 6 - Patuxent River Conference: Paxcon
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
This year's theme is "River Management Stories: Making the Leap from Information to Application." Early bird registration of $30 ends November 6.
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