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September 2020

A Deep Dive with Renown Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle: Exploring and Protecting the Planet’s Blue Heart

September 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sylvia Earle in the ocean

Eastport Yacht Club's Environmental Committee presents a virtual talk by Dr. Sylvia Earle, renowned oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer. She is President and Chairman of Mission Blue/The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is the first National Geographic Society’s Explorer-in-Residence, called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. Dr. Earle led the first all-female team to live underwater (for a week in…

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Vertical Gardening: 10+ Ways to “Grow Up”

September 26, 2020 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Short on space, but want to expand your garden? Having a hard time getting plants to thrive on your balcony or rooftop? These vertical gardening ideas and tips are sure to solve your problems. Hear about  green wall technologies and green roof systems. The sky is the limit! Presented by Kathy Jentz for Homestead Gardens. Preregistration required. Information Register

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GROW! Live with Katie Dubow, Homestead Gardens and Doug Tallamy

September 28, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Katie Dubow as she talks with Doug Tallamy about Plants and Pollinators. Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored eighty research articles and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, and other courses for thirty-two years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.…

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October 2020

World Migratory Bird Day LIVE – Maryland

October 8, 2020 - October 10, 2020

Bird City Maryland is bringing together Maryland’s youth, conservationists, and community members with one thing in common: a passion for Maryland’s birds! Join in to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day virtually October 8-10. "Birds Connect Our World" and connect each of us. Events include happy hours, how-to sessions, and lunch & learn. Read more.

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Annapolis Green Reads

October 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
bringing nature home bookcover

Join the Annapolis Green environmental book club by Zoom to discuss the book, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants by Douglas W. Tallamy. Dr. Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife. Native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. It will make you rethink your yard. Questions, comments, want to join? Contact Karen Grumbles, our Green…

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November 2020

The Great Pumpkin Dropoff – Nov. 5-8

November 5, 2020 - November 8, 2020
Truxtun Park, 273 Hilltop Lane
Annapolis, MD

Give those Jack-O-Lanterns a Dignified Demise back to the Earth Annapolis Green is partnering with the City of Annapolis to collect and compost fall pumpkins that have outlived their decorative usefulness. Instead of putting unwanted pumpkins in the trash and condemning them to the landfill, bring them to the Great Pumpkin Dropoff at Truxtun Park! Next spring those nutritious pumpkins will have been turned into fantastic compost for your spring garden... Pumpkin Spice Compost! The Great Pumpkin Dropoff is part…

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The Big Small World of Honey Bees

November 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by the Natural History Society of Maryland, this is a look inside the year of a commercial beekeeper and other apicultural insights with Nathan Reid. From Hawaii to Michigan, Washington to Florida, and along the East Coast, he has gathered over a decade of beekeeping experience, including: queen rearing, honey production, commercial pollination, data collection, teaching and research. The last four years he has operated as a full time commercial beekeeper. Learn more

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Get Paid to Go Green: Funding for Conservation Practices

November 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thought about planting a pollinator meadow or riparian buffer, but daunted by the expense? Find out how to get state and federal programs to cover most of the cost of eco-friendly improvements to your land. There’s no minimum acreage required for several of the programs, and funding is available for wildlife and  pollinator habitat, tree planting, stream fencing, rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, invasives control, and green roofs. Agricultural practices like livestock waterers and stream exclusion are eligible too. Hosted by Sustainability…

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Nature’s Puzzle: The Interconnectedness of the Natural World

November 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Capital Naturalist Alonso Abugattas provides an in-depth look at how pieces of the nature puzzle fit together. Information

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Great Pumpkin Dropoff Returns

November 27, 2020 - November 29, 2020
Truxtun Park, 273 Hilltop Lane
Annapolis, MD
pumpkins & bins in park

The first Great Pumpkin Dropoff in early November was such a success that we're doing it again to capture the pumpkins you're keeping through Thanksgiving. We'll give them a new life as Pumpkin Spice Compost -- a great holiday gift! Just drop them off at Truxtun Park, near the skateboard area. Follow directional signs from Hilltop and Primrose Lane. Small “pie pumpkins” will be donated to the Anne Arundel Food Bank. Read more.

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