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Annual South River Scorecard Presentation

Event Date:  April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm 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. This data has mainly been collected from the South Riverkeeper, but the report also utilizes data from other respected sources such as the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences. Come and hear the most recent data obtained from our monitoring programs. Location Historic London Town and Gardens 839 Londontown Rd Edgewater, MD 21037 United States See map: Google Maps

Call for Volunteers -- Galesville Meadow & Wetland Garden Planting

Event Date:  May 19, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm Please join us on May 19th, from 9 a.m. to noon, to help us plant a native meadow and wetland garden on the grounds of Carrie Weedon Science Center in Galesville! Location Carrie Weedon Science Center 911 Galesville Road Galesville, MD United States See map: Google Maps

Beekeeping Basics: How to Start Your Own Hive

Event Date:  March 16, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm Honey bees are fascinating to watch, and beekeeping is a great family activity. Plus, honeybees make gardens and fruit trees more productive, and the honey they produce is delicious! This 2-session course will cover everything you need in order to have thriving bees from the start, including equipment, honey bee biology, dealing with stings, year-round management, swarm control, diseases and honey extracting. Great for beginning and intermediate beekeepers, or anyone generally interested in honey bees.

Volunteer Naturalist Training

Event Date:  March 7, 2013 - 9:30am - March 19, 2013 - 12:30pm This 4-session course will teach you how to lead educational field trips for school groups. We’ll cover field trip themes, natural history, trailside activities and teaching techniques. No experience necessary – just bring enthusiasm for nature and working with kids. The perfect way for retired teachers to stay active and a great way to fulfill Master Naturalist certification hours! Please contact Courtney Sagal for more information 443-738-9224. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 7 through 19, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $30 refundable deposit Location Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road United States See map: Google Maps

Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Event

Event Date:  March 16, 2013 (All day) - March 17, 2013 (All day) Annual Rain Barrel & Compost Bin event sponsored by K&B True Value in partnership with Sustainable Annapolis. Learn how rain barrels and compost bins not only help protect the environment but can save money and energy. Expert advice and demonstrations as well as special pricing on rain barrels and compost bins. Location K&B TrueValue 912 Forest Drive Annapolis MD 21403 United States See map: Google Maps