sercCreate your own nature adventure at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

art corner

Abstract Landscape Paintings & Water Views
Through May 31
Jo Fleming Contemporary Art
37 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis

Jo Fleming, Sigrid Trumpy
Gail Higgenbotham
Oyster Paintings
Eric Roberge
Fused Glass
Dana Sheppard

Jay Fleming

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

cartoon by Brad Knopf

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project clean streamFriday, April 19 - Project Clean Stream: Severn Inn
9 a.m., Severn Inn, 1993 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Annapolis
Trash pick up along Severn shoreline and stormwater retention pond.
Information Contact Bobby Conner, 443-833-4282 | To sign up

pick up trashSaturday, April 20 - Back Creek Watershed Cleanup
9 a.m. - noon, Georgetown East Elementary School, 111 Dogwood Road, Annapolis
Join Annapolis Green, the Severn River Association, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Back Creek Conservancy, SPCA of Anne Arundel County, friends and neighbors to help clean up the headwaters of Back Creek. Trash bags, gloves and water provided. No RSVP needed - just join in.

project clean stream Saturday, April 20 - Project Clean Stream: North Winchester Road Cleanup
2 p.m., North Winchester Road area
Clean up litter along the road and in the gully behind homes.
Information Contact Eleni Kotsis, 443-510-5992 | To sign up

let it flowSaturday, April 20 - Donation-Based Earth Day Grateful Dead Yoga Class to Benefit Annapolis Green
4 - 6 p.m., Ruah Yoga Studio, Clock Tower Place,1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis
Join Ruah for an All-Levels, Grateful Dead-Inspired Vinyasa Yoga Class taught by Cathy Shaw as they celebrate Earth Day and flow to the iconic music of the Dead. This is an "all in" class for yogis of all ages, deadheads, environmentalists, and compassionate souls who are interested in a little "Deadasana" while making a difference alongside other like-minded folks. Dogfish Head ”American Beauty" beer will be served following class along with other snacks. Proceeds benefit Annapolis Green. Suggested Donation: $20. Please register in advance as space is limited.
Information and to sign up

Monday, April 22
49th Annual Earth Day


project clean streamMonday, April 22 - Project Clean Stream: AAMC Annapolis Exchange Clean-up
1:30 p.m., 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway, Annapolis
Meet in the front of the building. All clean-up supplies including gloves, trash bags and snacks will be provided. Information Contact Shannon Jachimski 443-481-1996 | To sign up

project clean streamTuesday, April 23 - Project Clean Stream: Morris H. Blum Clean Senior Apartments Cleanup
3 p.m., Morris H. Blum Senior Apartments, 701 Glenwood St #1, Annapolis
Join AAMC Community Clinic staff in picking up litter around the HACA senior and disability housing property. Information Contact Laura Tenner 410-353-7585 | To sign up

SRLTSaturday, April 27 - 14th Annual Walk for the Woods
7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bacon Ridge Natural Area, Farm Road, Crownsville
Join SRLT for a wonderful, relaxing day of enjoying our local woods through a variety of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian searches, and naturalist hikes scheduled throughout the day. Or just explore the outdoors at beautiful Bacon Ridge Natural Area with your family to celebrate the power of land protection to provide quality of life, wildlife habitat, and Chesapeake Bay and River health. Free admission.

earth day & spring festivalSunday, April 28 - Earth Day & Spring Festival on the Avenue
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Join us and our neighbors in the Maryland Avenue & State Circle Merchants Association on Annapolis’ oldest shopping street for a fun day with art, live music, great food and one-of-a-king shopping. We will have our NAPTOWN TAP out with free filtered water for everyone. Bring your refillable water bottle! It’s a springtime festival double feature with the Annapolis Spring Fest at Market Space.


green drinks annapolisboat maryland week Save the date!
Thursday, May 2 - Plastic Pollution in the Chesapeake & Green Drinks

5 - 8 p.m., (new time), Pusser's Caribbean Grille, Upstairs Waterfront Patio, Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis
Our next Green Drinks will be held during the inaugural Boat Maryland Week. At 5 p.m., right before Green Drinks, we will host a presentation entitled "Unseen Danger: Plastic Pollution in the Chesapeake." Stay tuned for details and save the date.

CBTThursday, May 2 - Chesapeake Bay Trust's Treasure the Chesapeake Gala
6 - 9:30 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore
Join more than 500 community leaders and friends of the Chesapeake Bay to enjoy a night on the Baltimore waterfront with an open bar, dinner, silent auction, and more. Funds raised are administered through the Chesapeake Bay Trust as grants to schools, nonprofits, community groups, and other entities for on-the-ground restoration and education projects.

clean your blockSave the date!
Saturday, May 4 - Clean Your Block with Annapolis Green

9 - 11 a.m., starting at Visit Annapolis, 26 West Street, Annapolis
Join Keep Annapolis Beautiful (That's us!) for the Great American Cleanup and #cleanYOURblock! Things looking a little trashy lately. Join us and your neighbors all across the City to #cleanYOURblock as part of the Great American Cleanup and to mark the start of National Travel & Tourism Week. According to Visit Annapolis, the yearly economic impact of tourism in Anne Arundel County is $3.65 billion! Let’s work together to spruce up our town not only for our visitors, but for ourselves and our environment.

Annapolis Loves Its Visitors

To #cleanYOURblock, collect your bags and gloves at Visit Annapolis, go forth and clean up your neighborhood, and then return for a light lunch and celebration. Details to come.

hammond-harwoodSaturday, May 4 - Derby Fest
4 - 7 p.m., Colonial Corner, Maryland Avenue & King George Street, Annapolis
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at two great houses of Colonial Annapolis, the Hammond-Harwood House and the Chase-Lloyd House. Annapolis gained fame in colonial times as the first site of city-organized horse racing. On the fairground north of West Street, George Washington and other leaders came to watch the races Race Week was a social highlight renowned throughout the colonies. Tours of the Two Great Houses, design your own Derby hat, craft beer contest, viewing of Kentucky Derby, live music, food, and more.
Information and tickets

arundel riversThursday, May 9 - 15th Anniversary South River on the Half Shell
6 - 9 p.m., Historic London Town & Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
An evening filled with food, drinks, live entertainment and auction items to benefit the South, West and Rhode Rivers. Dress is business casual. Tickets: $200/couple; $110/person. Buy online.

CEPAFriday, May 10 - The Future of Sustainable Water Supply in Anne Arundel County and Southern Maryland
7 - 9 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College , Center for Applied Learning and Technology (CALT) Room 100 101 College Pkwy, Arnold

This forum will describe how Managed Aquifer Recharge (pumping treated wastewater into aquifers) can address three important issues: Aquifer sustainability, Aquifer saltwater intrusion, Meeting mandated Bay TMDLs. Speakers: Chris Phipps, Anne Arundel County Director of Public Works; Ted Henefin, Hampton Roads, Virginia Sanitary District; and Mark Williams & J.P. Stokes, Earth Data. Free admission. Free parking.

bicycle commuter Friday, May 17 - Bike to Work Day
morning hours - 10 locations in the Greater Annapolis Area
Bike to Work Day is a national campaign that celebrates bicycling as a healthy commuting option, while promoting public awareness of its safety and environmental benefits. Bike to Work Day helps raise awareness of the rules of the road for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, and highlights the need to improve bicycle facilities to improve safety. Hundreds of cyclists come together each spring at dozens of events around Maryland to celebrate Bike to Work Day that coincides with National Bike Month.

SRATuesday, May 21 - Severn River Association Annual Meeting
6 - 9 p.m., Hellas Restaurant and Lounge, 8498 Veterans Hwy, Millersville
Join SRA for a dinner meeting where SRA volunteers will outline highlights of efforts to protect and celebrate the Severn River. Members will also vote to approve Board Members. A special guest speaker will be announced shortly.

greengiveSave the Date!
Tuesday, May 28 - GreenGive Kickoff Party

5 p.m., Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St, Annapolis
A 24-hour online fundraising campaign for 11 local environmental organizations.
Details to come

Wednesday, May 29 - National Learn About Recycling Day


hammond-harwoodSaturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2 - Secret Garden Tour
noon - 5 p.m., Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Features private gardens in the Historic District, an area that holds architectural gems from Annapolis' earliest days as well as Victorian-era and 20th century homes. Proceeds benefit the historic Hammond-Harwood House, a 1774 Anglo-Palladian home, its museum collection of paintings, furniture, and colonial decorative art..
Information & to buy tickets


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

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

DriveElectricSave the Date!
Saturday, 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.

AllianceThursday, September 26 - Taste of the Chesapeake
6 - 9 p.m., Crown Plaza Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis
At this event, the Alliance f or the Chesapeake Bay recognizes environmental leadership award winners and showcases its programs and progress toward Chesapeake restoration. The Taste also helps raise critical funds to support the Alliance's mission and increase the impact of its work across the Chesapeake watershed. The event features unique Chesapeake-inspired food and drink, live music, raffles, and a silent auction.

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