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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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Tuesday, January 15 - How to Fight Plants with Plants: Chemical-Free Methods for Removing Invasives
6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Road, Millersville
Join WSA for a lecture with Nancy Lawson, author of the Humane Gardener. How can you remove invasive plants that harm wildlife and their habitats while also nurturing valuable species that are dormant in the seedbank? Learn how to go native without the use of chemicals—and without overwhelming yourself—through innovative, humane, and sustainable planting and cultivation strategies.
Registration & Information

SRATuesday, January 15 - A Fisherman's Best Friend: Oyster Reefs
7 p.m., Union Jack's of Annapolis, 2072 Somerville Road, Annapolis
Speaker: Naturalist, author and avid fisherman, John Page Williams. He will explain why oyster reefs are such great spots for fishing, and reveal the best spots on the Severn River to take advantage of the benefits oyster reefs create for fishermen of all ages. Also hear about SRA's merger with the Back Creek Conservancy.

Wednesday, January 16 - Main Street Green Infrastructure Conceptual Plan - NEW DATE
6 - 8 p.m., City Council Chambers, 160 Duke of Gloucester, Annapolis
The City of Annapolis Office of Environmental Policy received a $15,000 grant award through the Chesapeake Bay Trust to produce a conceptual plan that incorporates green infrastructure practices into historic downtown Annapolis. This area of the City lacks sufficient treatment of stormwater that flows directly into Spa Creek, and suffers from the urban heat island effect in the summer due to the lack of green space and trees. The City has hired local landscape architecture firm Campion Hruby to produce a conceptual plan. Public input will be incorporated into the plan through three public meetings; this is the first.
Information: Contact Brian Adams, City of Annapolis Urban Forester

Thursday, January 17 - Workshop: Reversing Global Warming - Introduction to Drawdown
7 - 9 p.m., Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis
Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmentalist, and entrepreneur Paul Hawken. Over the course of five years of rigorous scientific research, they identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming and revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050. The workshop material is provided by the Pachamama Alliance and includes video clips of Paul Hawken.  

green drinks holidayWednesday, January 23 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Annapolis Market House
Theme: Tread Lightly: Climate Change at the Grass Roots
Annapolis Green will kick off a year-long initiative to bring attention to and explain the global issues of Climate Change but with a local perspective. Through the initiative, Tread Lightly, we will inform the public about the big issues while advocating for changes in our everyday lives. Many small changes add up.

Thursday, January 24 - 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
6 - 9 p.m., St. Margaret’s Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival brings together selections of films that inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the Earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. The event is also a fundraiser for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
Information & to buy tickets


Wednesday, February 6 - Annual Environmental Legislative Summit
4 - 6 p.m., Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis
Come for an informative afternoon with the Maryland environmental community. Hear from advocates and elected officials about Maryland's environmental legislative priorities. Open to All. Free admission. Hosted by: Sierra Club Maryland Chapter, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Clean Water Action Maryland, Maryland Environmental Health Network, Chesapeake Climate Action Fund.

Wednesday, February 13 - A New Paradigm for Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay
10 a.m., Historic London Town Visitors Center, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
Speaker: Professor Stan Allen, Director of Virginia Institute of Marine Science Aquaculture Genetics & Breeding Technology Center (ABC).The ABC hatchery at VIMS currently operates the most extensive breeding program for oysters in the U.S., and arguably the largest in the world. Seating is limited. Sign Up here.

Saturday, February 23 - Watershed Stewards 8th Annual Conference: Spring in to Action
time TBD, Northeast High School, 1121 Duvall Highway, Pasadena
details to come


Thursday, May 9, 2019 - Arundel Rivers Federation South River on the Half Shell
Time TBD, Historic London Town & Gardens
Details to come


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

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

SemaConnectSaturday, 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.

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