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Ride for the Rivers

Event Date:  September 23, 2017 - 8:00am - 3:00pm The fourth annual Ride for the Rivers is a Metric Century Bicycle Ride / 40-Mile Ride / Family Fun Ride followed by a great BBQ to benefit the West & Rhode Riverkeeper. Discover the beauty of the watersheds of the West and Rhode Rivers (as well as the Patuxent River and Herring Bay), on this 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. Entry fee $50. To register, log on to http://www.westrhoderiverkeeper.org. Location Discovery Village 4800 Atwell Rd. Shady Side, MD 20764 United States See map: Google Maps
Event Date:  September 10, 2017 - 11:00am - 4:00pm History meets the future on Maryland Avenue in Annapolis on Sunday, September 10, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. when Annapolis Green hosts the Electric Vehicle Showcase as part of National Drive Electric Week, September 9-17, 2017, a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

Beekeeping Demonstration

Event Date:  June 4, 2017 - 1:00am - 4:00am Members of the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners Beekeeping Project will discuss beekeeping, including the life and decline of honeybees and how we can create safe and welcoming habitats for all pollinators by planting native plants and practicing sustainable gardening techniques. Weather permitting, we will have an “observation hive”, allowing visitors to watch honeybee activity without concern of being stung. Demonstrations are scheduled at 2pm on 6/4, 7/9, 8/13, 9/10. On 10/15, the demonstrations will be held at 11am and 1pm. Location Hancock's Resolution Park 2795 Bayside Beach Road Pasadena, MD United States See map: Google Maps
Event Date:  April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm Pirate’s Cove Restaurant will host its second annual “Pigs & Pearls” BBQ and oyster roast to benefit the West and Rhode Riverkeeper on Saturday, April 29, from 2 to 6 p.m. The event, featuring live music by the Eastport Oyster Boys, will mark the official opening of the season at the Pirate’s Cove Dock Bar on Riverside Drive in Galesville. Admission includes 20 tickets that can be redeemed for freshly shucked West and Rhode River oysters, BBQ platter or regional craft beer. Tickets $40 in advance / $45 at the door / Kids 5 – 12 are $10 / Kids 4 and under FREE. Location Pirate's Cove Dock Bar 4817 Riverside Drive Galesville, MD 20765 United States See map: Google Maps

Green Drinks Annapolis Returns to the Garden with a Focus on Compost

Event Date:  March 22, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Annapolis Green returns to Homestead Gardens for its most anticipated Green Drinks Annapolis events -- the yearly trek to Homestead Gardens in the midst of its beautiful annual spring Flower Show. Green Drinks Annapolis, in its ninth March in a row at Homestead Gardens, will focus on the importance of composting -- the practice of returning food scraps and other organic matter back to the Earth as Nature intended. Sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. The event is free, with a $10 donation requested. Location Homestead Gardens 743 Central Avenue Davidsonville, MD 21035 United States See map: Google Maps

Yoga by The Bay

Event Date:  July 18, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm I'm happy to announce this series of yoga events I'm offering at The Chesapeake Bay Foundation! YOU are invited to join us on the two remaining Monday evenings of this series - July 18th, August 22nd - for an hour of yoga followed by a half hour of meditation starting at 6:30pm and ending promptly at 8pm. Please be prepared to practice on the beach or open air deck if weather permits; wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, yoga mat or towel. Location Chesapeake Bay Foundation 6 Herndon Ave United States See map: Google Maps

Green Drinks Annapolis

Event Date:  June 28, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Green Drinks Annapolis will bring its “fun side of eco-awareness… making serious connections” to the newly opened Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant on Tuesday, June 28, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by focusing on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Conservancy. The suggested donation of $10 will benefit the work of Annapolis Green, and its promotion of sustainability in the Greater Annapolis area. Complimentary appetizers will be provided by Cooper’s Hawk and there will be cash bar. Location Cooper's Hawk 1906 Town Center Boulevard Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

Your Woods & Your Wallet

Event Date:  May 3, 2016 - 7:00am - 8:30am A workshop for Maryland Landowners Where: Deale Community Library Having woods on your property benefits wildlife, the air you breathe and your local streams. Your woods can also benefit your wallet. Scenic Rivers Land Trust and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay are hosting a workshop to discuss the many economic incentives and opportunities available to Maryland woodland owners. Learn how to: Assess and enhance the value of your woodland Reduce property taxes Access conservation tools & financial incentive programs Select professionals to help you meet your goals

Grand Opening Franklin State Park for Maryland Day

Event Date:  March 20, 2016 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm Come meet Maryland's newest state park for Maryland Day 2016! Explore Franklin Point State Park with us THIS Sunday 3/20/16 from noon - 4 pm! Maryland's newest state park is opening for Maryland Day! We'll be leading hikes at noon and 2 pm or you can walk the park on your own. Location Franklin Point State Park Dent Road, Churchton MD 20733 United States See map: Google Maps

How much plastic is in the Chesapeake Bay?

Event Date:  October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Join Trash Free Maryland and Annapolis Green for a presentation on plastic pollution in our local waters. The recent 15-day Chesapeake Bay Trash Trawl found plastic in all 60 samples collected throughout the Maryland portion of the Bay. Find out what this means for public health, the health of the Bay, and what can you do about this toxic pollution that has already entered the world food chain? Sponsored by Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church & Day School and the Annapolis Community Foundation. Location Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 Second Street Annapolis, MD 21403 United States See map: Google Maps