The 12th Annual Baltimore Green Week concludes on April 25. The celebration of environmental responsibility will include Party for the Planet at the Maryland Zoo which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a geo-caching scavenger hunt at the Winans Meadow parking lot which will run 1 – 4 p.m. For more information, including other events, visit http://baltimoregreenworks.com/events/baltimore-green-week.
The Severna Park Farmers’ Market opens for the season on April 25. It will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. To learn more, contact Anita Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 924-3092.
The Patterson Park Audubon Center is offering a bird watching walk on April 25. It will run 8 – 9:30 a.m. The park gets visited by 200 bird species, and the migration season is the best tine to spot them. Participants should meet at the fountain in the northwest corner of the park. Binoculars are available, but e-mail the park ahead of time to reserve a set. For more information, call (410) 558-2473 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Pike Central Farm Market opens for the season on April 25. It will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To learn more, visit www.centralfarmmarkets.com/vendors/pike-central.
The Pickering Creek Audubon Center in Easton seeks volunteers for Marsh Grass Restoration Day on April 25. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants would help plant marsh grasses at the Blackwater NWR in the morning. Afterwards, there will be a pizza lunch and a guided tour and talk about the impacts of sea level rise on salt marshes. Volunteers should wear old boots or shoes that can get muddy. For more information, call (410) 822-4903.
The Real Food Farm in Baltimore is holding a hands-on urban agriculture workshop on April 25. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will learn what’s involved in working on an urban farm. Particpants should wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty and bring a water bottle. To learn more, call (443) 531-8346 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pocomoke River State Park in Worcester County is holding an Earth Day Celebration on April 25. The hours are 12 – 4 p.m. There will be crafts and activities all afternoon. Attendees may work on a native plant garden or make seed bombs to take home. To learn more, contact Kelly Beall at (410) 632-2566 or email@example.com.
The Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team seek volunteers to restore habitat at the Cromwell Valley Park. The hours will be 1 – 3 p.m. Participants will be removing invasive plants and then planting native species. Volunteers should bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and wear long pants and sturdy shoes with closed toes. For more information, e-mail Laurie Taylor-Mitchell at Ltmitchell4@comcast.net.
The Maryland Native Plant Society is offering a field trip to the Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro on April 26. The hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hikers will be able to watch birds and learn about spring plants. Native plants like skunk cabbage, May apples, Dutchman’s breeches and bluebells will be in bloom. The park also boasts a beaver pond which attracts beavers and waterfowl, especially heron. These birds will now be feeding their young. For more information, call Matt Salo at (301) 341-1261.