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Celebrate our planet at the 2020 Earth Day Festival. Take part in environmental education activities and learn about environmental partnerships with a variety of vendors and environmental groups. Junior Park Ranger activities available for ages 4 – 12. All other activities will be open to all ages. Park admission fee waived for attendees.

For more information contact the Quiet Waters Park Visitor Center at (410)-222-1777

GreenScape 2020 – POSTPONED

city of AnnapolisGreenScape is a volunteer effort that encourages individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native flower and vegetable gardens in public spaces throughout the City. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves, and in turn, members of the community volunteer to make a difference in Annapolis.

Organizational meetings will be held Wednesday, February 5 and Wednesday, March 4. Both meetings will be held at 6 p.m. at the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center located at 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.

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Cigarette Planet by Bridget Parlato

Unnatural Causes celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with a show about climate change and biodiversity. The group exhibition is curated by and features work by Four Alarm Artists, a collective group founded by Blake Conroy, Bridget Parlato and Lynne Parks. It is part of a series of exhibitions and speaking events about environmental issues – cultivated by Four Alarm Artists– throughout the region.

The exhibition runs from March 5 to May 2.

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city of AnnapolisGreenScape is a volunteer effort that encourages individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native flower and vegetable gardens in public spaces throughout the City. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves, and in turn, members of the community volunteer to make a difference in Annapolis.

Organizational meetings will be held Wednesday, February 5 and Wednesday, March 4.

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Have a Heart, Do your Part! is a one-hour neighborhood cleanup designed to evoke pride of place and connect neighbor to neighbor for the greater good.

Just after Valentine’s Day and playing on Annapolis Economic Development’s theme of Love Annapolis, this initiative will call upon community and business groups to join in for a fun, fast and effective litter pickup and cleanup – right in the public spaces of their own neighborhoods –capturing litter and debris on land before it hits our waterways.

NeatStreets logoPatterned after the successful Eastport Civic Association’s NeatStreets, the cleanup is designed to establish a framework that people in all parts of the city can adjust to suit their own neighborhoods to keep its spirit going beyond this day. With a group of people a lot can be accomplished in a short period of time.

“When you work together like this to make your own neighborhoods beautiful, it gives you a sense of accomplishment,” said John ‘Bumper’ Moyer, head of Eastport’s NeatStreets. “In NeatStreets I’ve seen people just light up knowing that they’ve given an hour of their time to really make a difference.”

Learn more about Eastport Civic Association’s NeatStreets.

This initiative will add a powerful third prong to two established programs: Project Clean Stream (shoreline trash pickups along Chesapeake Bay tributaries organized by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay in the spring) and GreenScape (a biannual, City-sponsored event in fall and spring through which residents refresh and replant public spaces with native plants).

Have a Heart, Do your Part. is funded by a Clean Up & Green Up Maryland Grant from the Keep Maryland Beautiful Grants Program, the Maryland Environmental Trust and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development obtained by Annapolis Green.

How it Works

The goal is to enlist 10 or more civic and business organizations throughout the City to express and promote Pride of Place. Annapolis Green, in consultation with Moyer, will coordinate the event.

Annapolis Green and the Eastport NeatStreets crew will provide bags and gloves. Some brooms, shovels and rakes will be available, however, each group is encouraged to bring its own equipment based on the chosen site. (Snow shovels are great for picking up litter.)

On the day of the event, each group will work for at least one hour in its designated area to pick up litter, sweep or rake, as needed. Recyclables are to be separated from other types of trash.

Team leader responsibilities:

  • Designate one block for the February 23 one-day, one-hour cleanup and report the location to Annapolis Green
  • Take before and after photos of the designated block; social media posts are encouraged with the hashtag # loveannapoliscleanup
  • Recruit neighborhood volunteers
  • Count the number of bags of recyclables and landfill trash picked up to report in at the celebration. (Neighbors are encouraged to parse out the bags of litter and put it in their curbside pickup.)

The goal is not only to cleanup one block but to start a network of community-minded residents who will continue the program in the spring and summer and beyond thus building pride of place, getting to know neighbors, and having fun.

Celebration

To celebrate the accomplishment of this one-day, one-hour work, everyone is invited to the Annapolis Market House starting at 4 p.m. for special discounts on food and drink, prizes, and live music.

A “leader board” will be posted with the number of bags of litter collected by area.

Organizations interested in participating should contact Annapolis Green at bay@annapolisgreen.com.

 

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hummingbird & beeJoin us at Camp Severn Shore to find out more about The Birds & The Bees! OK, we really mean we are going to be focusing on all the great services birds, bees, butterflies and other critters do for us and how you can help. People are making life very hard for them due to the use of insecticides and pesticides, loss of habitat to development and climate change.

Our host is the Graduate Annapolis Hotel and their restaurant that is now known as Camp Severn Shore. If you haven’t yet seen the redesign, you’re in for some terrific USNA themed changes! And, have a look at their great nautically themed menu. The chef will serve up some delicious complimentary appetizers that will consist of a sampling of the menu. Stay for dinner and plan to come back to Camp Severn Shore during Annapolis Restaurant Week, February 29 – March 8, when there will be a special menu for both lunch and dinner.

Launched in 2014, Graduate Hotels is a boutique hotel collection targeting dynamic university towns across America. With 35 properties in various phases of development, Graduate Hotels have become well-curated and well-crafted fixtures in university towns across the country. Every property commemorates and cultivates the spirit of each community in a bright new way. And about Camp Severn Shore, the restaurant at The Graduate, the management invites you to celebrate the carefree spirit of summer with their coastal plates and throwback cocktails that highlight regional flavors and fare. Bring your crew and grab a seat on the outdoor patio or post-up indoors for lunch, dinner and late-night drinks. After Green Drinks, consider staying for dinner!

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The Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership has selected Green Drinks as its venue to award the City of Annapolis its official certification as a Bird City Maryland with High Flyer status! Bird City Maryland is a new program established by the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership in order to help cities implement biodiversity by making the ecosystem healthier for its inhabitants.

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We are thrilled to see this because ecosystem health and human health are inextricably linked. Annapolis & Anne Arundel County are already certified as Bee City USA participants. Bee City USA certification indicates that Annapolis has created sustainable habitats for native pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet. Read more.

Did you know that 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat exists thanks to insect pollination? These little critters — birds, bees, other insects, and bats — are really important to our food supply.

Special Treats

Thanks to The Graduate, we are featuring a very special Green Drink just for this evening, “Mrs. Robinson.” If you’re not old enough to remember the Graduate movie, don’t worry, kids. We’ll tell you all about it. Koo-koo-ka-choo. (And how ironic that the word of advice in that movie was plastic… little did we know then that we’d be drowning in it now.)

The Mrs. Robinson combines rum from Lyon Rum Distillery (St. Michaels) with juice from Rasa Juice Shop (Maryland Avenue) and the Graduate’s signature juice to make a very special cocktail with notes of pineapple, lemon and coconut. What could be better to make us long for spring?

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We will have live music by a very special young musician, Jack Shenk. Now 14 years old, Jack started busking at City Dock when he was 12. This winter he has become a regular feature indoors as well, playing Saturdays at the Annapolis Market House. His set includes recent hits from artists like Ed Sheeran and John Legend as well as soulfully-rendered covers of songs from the past 50 years.

Exhibitors

Have a Heart. Do your Part.Learn more about Sunday’s Cleanup – and join in! #loveannapoliscleanup

Rasa Juice Shop – A sustainable lifestyle shop on Maryland Avenue featuring organic, plant-based and gluten-free food, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and local goods.

Beautiful Bird Baths and Feeders – Made locally from re-purposed vases, platters and bowls, the birdbaths, and bird feeders.

 

Honey’s Harvest – A farm in South County with very busy bees. Owner Anna Chaney will offer honey tastings and elderberry tastings and say a few words about Bee City USA and its connection to Anne Arundel County.

Central Maryland Beekeepers Association – Bonnie Raindrop will provide information about state-level legislation affecting birds, bees and other pollinators now under consideration in the General Assembly and how you can help pass these bills. An association member will have honey available too!

Complimentary light appetizers and cash bar. Free, but $10 donation to Annapolis Green is most appreciated.

Join us for a fun evening! Koo-koo-ka-choo…

GreenScape 2020 Organizational Meeting

city of AnnapolisGreenScape is a volunteer effort that encourages individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native flower and vegetable gardens in public spaces throughout the City. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves, and in turn, members of the community volunteer to make a difference in Annapolis.

Organizational meetings will be held Wednesday, February 5 and Wednesday, March 4.

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green drinks annapolisJoin us to Continue the Conversation after the Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit! There is so much to talk about with regard to the legislation environmentalists will pursue during this legislative session.

At the Summit you’ll learn about the legislation and hear from senators and delegates. At Green Drinks, at the Annapolis Market House meet legislators and those who will be on the front lines advocating for various bills. Learn how you can stay informed and involved. 

Live music by Annapolis’ musical ambassadors, The Eastport Oyster Boys.

Let’s show folks from other parts of the state how Annapolis adds fun to the serious work of environmental protection!

Complimentary light appetizers and cash bar. Free, but $10 donation to Annapolis Green is most appreciated.

 

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Truxtun Park Planting Day

Help needed to plant 6000+ native trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers in the park. These plants will stabilize the existing slope behind the pool and reduced stormwater runoff into Spa Creek. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Information: truxtunpark@campionhruby.com

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