Each month, some 200 people gather at the area’s hottest, sustainably operated spots for Green Drinks Annapolis.
Drawn by a shared concern over the impacts of Climate Change and a desire to mitigate them, academics and government officials, business owners and nonprofit leaders, staff and volunteers, students, homemakers, artists and everyday people join together for a lively and informal evening of socializing and learning about serious issues while having fun.
Cocktails are available (yes, they are occasionally green) along with local culinary specialties and nonalcoholic beverages. Each gathering is themed, providing current knowledge on everything from driving electric to the effects of rising seas on Annapolis to sustainable building materials and local agriculture.
Nowhere else will you meet more eco-minded people from all areas of Greater Annapolis’ environmental and business communities.
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Banner photo by Jack Turner.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park’s
Ellen O. Moyer Back Creek Nature Park
7300 Edgewood Road, Annapolis
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Theme: Get to Know Your Creek
We are partnering with the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and Chesapeake Bay Magazine for a fun and informative Green Drinks Annapolis at the beautiful Back Creek Nature Park. The park is right on Back Creek and we’ll focus on clean waters, particularly the ones close to home.
We all know that restoring the Chesapeake Bay starts with its streams and rivers. The more we get to know the waterways in our backyards the more we’ll appreciate and protect them.
Several watershed organizations will participate in Green Drinks, including the Severn River Association’s Back Creek Program, whose members will do a little net seining in the creek so we can see an example of what marine life lives in the creek. Kids in the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park’s education program do this all the time. It’s fun!
Our host, the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMMP), along with our event partner, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland, will discuss their environmental programs. The event will also provide an opportunity to see the work that has been done by AMMP at Back Creek Park.
Appetizers & Refreshments
We are looking forward to fabulous appetizers by La Prima Food Group – winner of the People’s Choice award for its vegetable crab soup at this year’s Maryland Seafood Festival – and an Annapolis Green Founding One Hundred supporter. In addition, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Maryland’s Best program will participate by cooking up local seafood on the spot.
Sweetwater Brewing will provide its Kick Plastic Pilsner and a selection of wines will be available at the cash bar. Soft drinks and water will be free.
Special Treat: Live music will be provided by Jeff Holland and That West River Band.
Music sponsor: Boatyard Bar & Grill.
About Our Partners
Coastal Conservation Association Maryland – The objective of Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Maryland is to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public. CCA is a non-profit organization comprised of 19 state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, Pacific and Atlantic seaboards. CCA’s strength is drawn from the tens of thousands of recreational saltwater anglers who make up its membership. From Puget Sound to South Texas to the upper reaches of Maine, CCA’s grassroots influence is felt through state capitals, U.S. Congress and, most importantly, in the conservation and restoration of our coastal marine resources. Read more.
Chesapeake Bay Magazine: Celebrating Why We Live Here – Chesapeake Bay Media is a diverse media platform engaging hundreds of thousands of people each month across digital, print and social channels. Stories present the very best of the Chesapeake lifestyle by showcasing the culture, news, events, boats, and people of the region. Its readers live throughout the mid-Atlantic including southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York and New Jersey, down along the I-95 corridor into Maryland through Baltimore and Washington—all the way to Richmond and east through Virginia Beach. Read more.
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park – The Museum educates youth and adults about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events. AMMP has an engaging suite of hands-on programming and by bringing visitors to its unique location, at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. The Education Center at the Museum’s new Back Creek Nature Park campus annually serves more than 10,000 students. Read more.
Bring your electric bill to Green Drinks and find out how you can save money and support Annapolis Green with solar power — even without panels on your rooftop. Learn more about Neighborhood Sun.
Green Drinks will be Zero-Waste, with composting and recycling so that nothing will go to the landfill.
Admission to Green Drinks is free but a donation of $10 is requested.