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20th Annual Earth Day Festival

good neighbors group logoPresented by the Good Neighbors Group: Put spring cleaning into real action with a mindset of sustainability and environmental awareness.  Take advantage of this one day event to dispose of your unwanted items while benefiting others and doing the least environmental harm, and continue this mindset all year long. Organizations will be present to take these items and answer your questions. Enjoy traditional booths from Severna Park schools, local organizations, music, food, animals and more! The event will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Learn more.

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This is the time to not only celebrate our planet but to take steps to protect it — which really means protecting humankind. Stay tuned for more information.


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Join Friends of Quiet Waters Park and Park Rangers to remove invasive species. Invaders such as English Ivy, Wisteria, and Honeysuckle are taking over parts of the park. These non-native species take nutrients from native plants and eventually strangle and kill the trees.

This effort is part of a multi-year program to remove the invaders.

All are welcome at this family-friendly event. Bring gloves, loppers and bug spray.

For information contact Terri McKenna or Ranger Liz SchilderTo sign up

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The 5K race will benefit the Friends of Quiet Waters Park Nature Center Campaign.

The rolling and beautiful 5K course is run on mostly paved park trails through wooded parkland. Walkers and children are welcome. Pets or strollers are permitted.

Post-race festivities include an awards ceremony, refreshments and a random prize drawing. T-shirts to all pre-registered participants and walk-ins as supplies last. Overall and age group medals (2-deep) in 10-year groups. Top overall finishers also receive prizes.


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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

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Drive Electric Virtual Earth Day

Join Annapolis Green to learn VIRTUALLY about about driving electric — one of the best things you can do to mitigate the effects of Climate Change. The EV Earth Day Showcase was to have been presented by Annapolis Green during the Severna Park Earth Day Festival and as part of the national Drive Electric Earth Day event but we’re going virtual instead.

Click to see our video, produced with the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater DC (EVADC).

Then join us on Tuesday, April 28, for a Zoom event designed to answer all your questions about driving electric. Details posted here.

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Eastport Yacht Club’s Environmental Committee presents a talk by Dr. Rita Colwell, Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University and environmental microbiologist specializing in infectious diseases. She is a former director of the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Colwell will discuss the link between Climate Change and human health at the global and local level and answer questions about infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

To participate in the meeting, please register at

You will be sent meeting information with ID and password in advance of the event.



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Saving the Earth is Personal

GreenGivePresented by GreenGive partners. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for “Saving the Earth is Personal,” an interactive, informal chat with local environmental leaders. Get up close and personal as you learn about what makes them tick, how they are incorporating environmental stewardship into their own lives, and what their guilty “quarantine” pleasures are. Share your own thoughts on environmental leadership.

Guests include: Jacqueline Guild, Director, City of Annapolis Office of Environmental Policy; Matt Johnston, Director, Environmental Policy for Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman; Carmera Thomas-Wilhite, Baltimore Program Manager, Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Click here to join the chat via Zoom at 10 a.m.

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earth The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.



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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and its related closures and distancing guidelines, the on-site Earth Day Festival was canceled. However, organizers welcome you to be part of their first virtual Earth Day Festival.

The theme for this year’s Festival, established a year ago, has greater meaning now more than ever:  20/20 A Vision for a Healthier World.

We can’t be together for the actual Festival, but we are still connected to the Earth, and caring for ourselves and each other to benefit our community!  Enjoy and thank you!  Happy Earth Day – every day – and we certainly extend the greatest hopes for a healthier world!

Click here for daily activities, and if you enjoy the Severna Park Virtual Earth Day Festival, visit’s Earth Day Challenge for more learning and fun!


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Anne Arundel Celebrates Earth Day!


Join the GreenGive organizations — Annapolis Green, Arundel Rivers Federation, ClearShark H2O, Friends of Jug Bay, Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Severn River Association, Severn Riverkeeper, Spa Creek Conservancy, St. Luke’s Restoration of Nature, Unity Gardens, Watershed Stewards Academy, (entries in green) — as we collaborate with local environmental partners — Maryland Hall, Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, National Aquarium, Annapolis Maritime Museum (entries in blue) — to celebrate Earth Day through the end of April! Even while social distancing, there are many ways to make your celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day informative and fun! Read on!

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city of AnnapolisThroughout the month of April, the City of Annapolis has been celebrating Earth Month with daily pledges that residents can take to help improve the planet. These virtual pledges and ideas for simple, stay-at-home earth-friendly practices are things that Annapolitans can incorporate into daily life.
These daily pledges include a pledge on April 22, 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

The pledges have been broken into four categories:

  • Water (example: clean up after your pet, conserve water in the garden)

  • Air (example: walk, bike or use transit, switch to LED bulbs)

  • Habitat (example: grow oysters, use natural cleaning products, create a pollinator garden)

  • Earth (example: opt for paperless billing, plant a tree, create a meal plan to reduce food waste)

Learn more and see activities for the whole month.

See the banners on Main Street and City Dock and use the hashtag #Annapolis2020EarthDay on your social media posts.

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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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