With Earth Day approaching, Annapolis Green has a raft of eco-conscious events on its website that you can take part in, from a 5K to a scorecard on the state of the South River, and from Earth Day in a park to green drinks.
Here’s a rundown from the group’s website of events starting tonight across the region that lead into Earth Day on April 22.
April 16 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on WNAV.com
"How Clean Energy Legislation Fared in the 2014 General Assembly" with guest Katherine Magruder, Executive Director of the Maryland Clean Energy Center. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus: Beaver Boom Dams Up Pollution Control Projects," with Tom Pelton, Senior Writer, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, produced by WYPR 88.1FM, public radio in Baltimore.
April 16 - Severn River Association Presentation: The Severn River: Where Are
All The Crabs?
7 p.m., Ground Floor Conference Room, Department of Natural Resources, Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue., Annapolis
There's a reason why recreational and professional crabbers shun the Severn River. The crab population has plummeted along with fish and other aquatic life. The reason: Lack of oxygen in the water, which creates the dead zones. Pollution has created a constant dead zone, particularly in Round Bay and upstream. Recently the river suffered two of the largest dead zones ever recorded. What are the causes and what can be done to fight this threat? Pierre Henkart, PhD, will explain his detailed monitoring of Severn River since 2006.
Wednesday - Saturday, April 16-26 -
11th Annual Baltimore Green Week
A week of events all over the Baltimore area
April 19 - Anne Arundel Group of the Maryland Sierra Club's 20th Annual
Earth Day 5K Race and Walk
8:30 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis
Runners, walkers and friends of the environment from throughout the area are gearing up for this fun racing events which is the Club’s only annual fundraising event. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot. Registration between 7:30 am and 8:15 a.m., and the race at 8:30 a.m. There is a $25 runner registration fee if paid by April 15, $30 on the day of the race. Leashed dogs are invited to participate. Free admission to the park for this and other Earth Day acivities. See below.
April 19 - St. Andrews Earth Day Tree Planting
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Andrews United Methodist Day School and Church, 4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater
April 19 - Earth Day at Quiet Waters Park
10 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis
Various activities all day long including a bird hike, community planting event, beekeeping demonstration, trash clean-up, children's activities, paddling, a report by the South Riverkeeper® and more. Free admission to the park for Earth Day acivities.
Information and schedule of events
Saturday, April 19 - Screening of
1:30 p.m., Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
Gasland 2, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane.
Tuesday, April 22 - Earth Day
April 22 - South River Scorecard Presentation
7 p.m., Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
Each year since 2007, the South River Federation has compiled a South River Scorecard presenting data on ten key indicators of the river’s health. These indicators include water clarity, dissolved oxygen, underwater grasses, nutrients, and the abundance of aquatic life. Come and hear about the most recent data.
April 23 - Green Drinks Annapolis
The fun side of eco-awareness ... making serious connections.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis
Our Day-After-Earth-Day Event
Theme: Climate Change
Event Sponsor: Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Free, no RSVP required. Cash bar.
April 23 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on WNAV.com
"Living Walls for Better Indoor Air Quality" with guest Chris Pianta of agroSci. 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.
Thursday, April 24 - Green Drinks
5 - 8 p.m., Hollywood East Cafe, 11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton
Enjoy the opportunity to network with others who want to thrive in environmentally sustainable communities. Eat, drink and be Green. A $5 donation is requested at the door to help support the work of GreenWheaton.
April 24 - Cafe Scientifique - The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis
6:30 p.m., 49 West Coffeehouse, Wine Bar and Gallery, 49 West Street, Annapolis
Speaker: Dr. Margaret Palmer, Director, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. Topic: TBA
Information: Cafe Scientifique
April 26 - GreenScape 2014
morning, various locations throughout the City
GreenScape is a City and community partnership investment of beautification, clean-up, and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis. Join in! Click here for a list of all the GreenScape locations.
April 26 - Open House at Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Port of Baltimore | directions
Take a tour of the dredged material containment cell to learn about the dredging process, what goes in the site and how it's monitored;
See the wildlife, explore the adjacent Swan Creek wetland which has been restored and is now used to provide meaningful environmental education experiences; educational activities adults and kids age 6 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For bird enthusiasts: Breakfast with the Birds (over 100 species have been identified) and birding tour 7-10 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Please call 410-439-3962 to register for the birding tour.
Questions about the overall tour: Regina Rochez, firstname.lastname@example.org or Katrina Jones, Maryland Port Administration, 410-385-4438, email@example.com. | Flyer
April 26 - Earth Day Festival
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Severna Park Middle School, 450 Jumpers Hole, Severna Park
Green projects from local schools & businesses; over 60 exhibitors/professional Green companies; rain barrels, composters, and trees for sale; exotic & adoptable animals; family games and more Rain or shine.
April 26 - 8th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Anne Arundel Police Southern District, 35 Stepney's Lane, Edgewater AND Annapolis Police Department, 199 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. DON'T FLUSH Rx DRUGS DOWN THE TOILET! This is very bad for the environment.
April 27 - 4th Annual Earth, Water and Faith Festival
2 - 4:30 p.m., Annapolis Towne Center, Solomon's Island Road at Route 2, Annapolis
(rain date May 4)
Family-oriented, interfaith Celebration of Earth Day featuring live music by Trade Mark, faith readings and reflections, interactive educational exhibits, activities for kids and more. Special raffle of a sunset cruise for 20 aboard the Chesapeake Bay Foundation skipjack Stanley Norman. Shredding, e-cycling, and recycling. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available.
- See more at: http://www.annapolisgreen.com/calendar.html#sthash.r1PjdVAN.dpuf