The Oregon Ridge Nature Center seeks volunteers to join their Trail Blazers and help work on the park on Aug 15. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants would remove invasive plants, install erosion bars, and remove downed trees. Volunteers must be at least 16. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (410) 887-1815.
The Real Food Farm in Baltimore seeks volunteers to work at the farm in Baltimore on Aug 15. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers may help with weeding, hoophouse construction, compost spreading, and other tasks. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Groups of over five should register first. To learn more, contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary’s County is offering a talk on Backyard Mammals on Aug 15. It will run 2 – 3 p.m. Attendees will learn about such animals as rabbits, foxes and raccoons. The talk will be given at the Nature Center. The park’s entrance fees are $5.00 for a Maryland resident and $7.00 for an out-of-state resident. For more information, contact Jonas Williams at email@example.com or (301) 872-5688.
The Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg is offering pontoon tours of Clopper Lake on Aug 15 and 16. They will run 2 – 3 and 4 – 5 p.m. Participants should meet at the Boat Center. The tour will cost $2.00 in addition to the park’s admission fee. To learn more, contact Erin Engstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 924-2127.
The Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County is offering Elk River Exploration on Aug 16. From 9 – 11 a.m., visitors will paddle along the Elk River in a canoe or kayak. They will also learn about the various animals that live in the area. Renting a boat costs $20.00 per canoe or tandem kayak and $15.00 per single kayak. Bringing your own boat costs $5.00 per person. For more information, contact Jeanette Thayer at Jeanette.email@example.com or (410) 287-5333.
Soldier’s Delight in Owings Mills is offering a talk, Feathered Friends, on Aug 16. It will run 12 – 1 p.m. Every Sunday, a park naturalist will give a talk about a specific bird. Attendees should meet at the Visitor Center. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 922-3044.
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s aquaponics farm will be open to the public on Aug 16 from 3 – 5 p.m. The farm is next to the greenhouses at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore. Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponics and is used to raise fish and crops in an environmentally sustainable way. Water is cycled and recycled from the fish tanks to the waste treatment plants to the plants and then back to the fish tanks. To learn more, contact Laura Genello at LGenell1@jhu.edu.