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Folks may already have this information and are tracking but I wanted to share the informational e-mail I received 31 March from the CBF Maryland Outreach Coordinator. Some opportunities are opening up now. It is pasted below. ~Stephanie

Hello Friend of the Bay,

My name is David Tana, and I’m the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Maryland Outreach Manager. I am emailing today because you expressed an interest in restoration activities through our website. There are four primary areas where we look for volunteer support in Maryland: tree plantings, working on our regenerative farm, service in Baltimore City, and oyster restoration. We are hosting several events this spring, all of which will be within COVID-19 restrictions and will be designed to protect CBF staff and volunteers. Fortunately, all of these events take place outdoors, and social distancing is easy to accommodate.

Every spring and fall, we have multiple public tree and wetland planting events on Saturdays throughout the season. Planting streamside buffers on agricultural properties reduces pollution loads, prevents sediment erosion, creates wildlife habitat, sequesters carbon, and creates clean air for the surrounding community. These events will be held on April 10, 17, 24, and May 15 in Frederick County and on the Eastern Shore, and you can register online at cbf.org/mdrestoration now.

There is always work to be done at Clagett Farm, CBF’s regenerative working farm in Upper Marlboro. We use it to showcase Bay-friendly agricultural practices, and they have a working vegetable operation, native tree nursery (where the trees we plant come from), and grass-fed cattle and sheep. Clagett is currently accepting volunteers in the tree nursery in groups of 10 or less on Tuesdays and Fridays from now until the end of April. You can find online registration on our event calendar. This is a great place to learn about the connection between clean water, food equity, and agricultural systems.

Our Baltimore Program also accepts volunteers from around March to December, and offers a variety of opportunities. From oyster gardening, to litter pickup, to vacant lot greening, we’re working in Baltimore City to create a large network of engaged citizens that are working towards a healthier harbor. These events can also be found on our event calendar.

The MD Oyster Restoration Center in Shady Side holds shell shaking, bagging, oyster gardening, and reef ball building events periodically from April through October. These activities are a critical part of our efforts to restore the Eastern oyster – a critical filter and provider of habitat - in the Bay.  Once up and running again, these events will also be on our event calendar.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out, and thank you again for your interest in volunteering to help Save the Bay.
 

Stay safe and healthy,
 

More trees please

David Tana (he/him/his)| Maryland Outreach Manager

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Environmental Protection & Restoration
6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland  21403
P 443.482.2156  F 410.268.6687

www.cbf.org
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CedarLight Announcements and CedarLight Events / Re: Annual Meeting 2021
« Last post by EricGernat on January 17, 2021, 01:56:03 PM »
To my knowledge, no subsequent meeting has been scheduled yet.
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CedarLight Announcements and CedarLight Events / Re: Annual Meeting 2021
« Last post by Moira_Dee on January 15, 2021, 06:28:09 PM »
Was a follow update date to the annual meeting set?  I haven't see the dates for events update on the google calendar so I wasn't sure if maybe I missed it.
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CedarLight Announcements and CedarLight Events / Re: Annual Meeting 2021
« Last post by EricGernat on December 10, 2020, 11:58:55 AM »
The annual meeting will begin at 1PM on January 10, 2021 after Walk with the Old Ones.

A proposed agenda will be distributed in advance. This agenda must be adopted by the voting members at the onset of the meeting by a majority vote. Afterwards, a 2/3 majority vote is required to change the agenda. These procedures are consistent with Robert's Rules of Order.
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CedarLight Announcements and CedarLight Events / Annual Meeting 2021
« Last post by EricGernat on December 08, 2020, 09:00:32 PM »
The 2021 annual meeting is scheduled for January 10, 2021 after Walk with the Old Ones (exact time TBA).

Due to COVID-19 contact precautions, the annual meeting will be held on Zoom. If you wish to attend and cannot participate by Zoom, please inform the Witan by email (witan@cedarlightgrove.org) no later than 12/27/2020 so the Witan can attempt to arrange other options.

There will be a discussion and vote on changes to the CLG bylaws at this annual meeting.

In order to be eligible to vote on any CLG business at the annual meeting, an individual must meet the following requirements by the time of the meeting:
  • CLG and ADF dues must be current
  • Must have signed the Book of CedarLight
  • Must have attended at least 5 CLG events (high rites and/or business meetings) in the 12 months preceding the annual meeting


Other upcoming events include:
  • Yule high rite on December 19, 2020
  • Monthly business meeting on December 29, 2020
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Environmental Community Service / Blue Water Baltimore
« Last post by stargirlDR on March 29, 2019, 08:59:24 AM »
I was looking for ways for my students to volunteer with the community, and this came up as an option.  Most of the opportunities are not during the school day, so it doesn't work well for the program, but I thought it sounded like something the grove would enjoy.  Blue Water Baltimore helps to plant trees, clean up streams and and forests and protect the waterways all over Baltimore :).  They ask people to register for any volunteer work and say they provide tools and training.

Here is there calendar of events

https://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/events/

A few I saw coming up are
Saturday April 6  9:00am - Watershed clean up in the Gwynn Oaks Community   -  2720 Gwynnmore Avenue, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

Wednesday April 3rd 5:30 (training) and Saturday April 6th 11:00am - 3pm (event) - Tree Giveaway station (free native trees and some instructions on growing for native trees for residents of Baltimore City and County only

Station North Tool Library, 417 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Saturday April 13 9:00am  - Tree Planting
Sinclair Lane Elementary School, 3880 Sinclair Lane, Baltimore, MD 21213

Saturday April 13 10 - 5 - Polliner Planting
3107 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218

The site seems to have some form of environmental volunteer opportunity almost every weekend :), and a few midweek in the evenings

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Environmental Community Service / June/July 2018 opportunities
« Last post by esingletary on June 10, 2018, 09:50:43 PM »
Summer seems like it’s pretty quiet but there’s one promising opportunity in July. There’s also something this Saturday if anyone is interstate. I’ll be busy that day. Events for August aren’t up yet.

CLG Community Service & Volunteer Opportunities

JUNE, JULY, 2018
BioBlitz at Masonville Cove
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join the National Aquarium Conservation Team for our fifth annual BioBlitz! We'll explore plants and wildlife in local ecosystems while learning more about simple things you can do to protect wildlife through hand-on conservation.  A BioBlitz is an all-day event during which scientists, naturalists, students, teachers, families and other volunteers work together to identify and record as many living organisms as they can find. Pre-registration is required for this event. Volunteer space is limited and registration will close when the event is full. Participants must be at least 5 years old. All volunteers under 18 must be supervised by an adult.
https://aqua.org/Visit/Activity-Calendar/conservation-masonville-cove-bioblitz
 
Pickering Creek Service Day
Saturday, July 14, 2018  9:00AM-12:00 PM

11450 Audubon Ln 11450 Audubon Ln, Easton, MD 21601  Volunteer at Pickering Creek during our monthly Saturday Service Days.  These volunteer days will feature a wide variety of activities that will keep the Center accessible and inviting to visitors, improve habitat for birds and wildlife, and help with the Center’s community outreach efforts.  Activities to be determined based on need.
http://pickering.audubon.org/get-involved/ongoing-volunteer-opportunities
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With the spring coming in and weather warming up, volunteer opportunities are once more abundant. These are great ways to get the grove out in the community, and many of these provide tantalizing incentives to volunteers as well. Please consider volunteering:

APRIL 2018

Pickering Garden Day
Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:00AM-12:00 PM
Come out to tidy our garden beds at Pickering Creek Audubon Center. We’ll be weeding and more as needed in garden beds at the main campus of Pickering Creek and at Peterson Woods.
http://pickeringcreek.audubon.org/get-involved/upcoming-volunteer-opportunities

Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Living Shoreline Planting at Inverness Park
Join the Aquarium Conservation Team in planting wetland grasses to restore the shoreline at Inverness Park in Dundalk. 
https://aqua.org/care/conservation-events

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Masonville Cove Cleanup: Project Clean Stream
Join your neighbors and community partners to clean up the stream and living shoreline that connect Brooklyn and Curtis Bay to Masonville Cove. Get outside and make a difference in your community while learning about the causes and effects of marine debris and how you can help! Data collected during this event will contribute to Project Clean Stream.
https://aqua.org/care/conservation-events

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Living Shoreline Planting at Inverness Park
Join the Aquarium Conservation Team in planting wetland grasses to restore the shoreline at Inverness Park in Dundalk.
https://aqua.org/care/conservation-events

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Bear Creek: Park and Shoreline Cleanup
Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome and needed.
https://www.findyourchesapeake.com/events/results/

Saturday, April 21, 2018
C&O Canal Pride Days
Join Canal Pride Days at Great Falls and help to preserve historic buildings, improve park grounds, remove invasive plant species, and more.
https://www.findyourchesapeake.com/events/results/

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Fort McHenry Field Day
Join the National Aquarium's Conservation Team for a field day at the Fort McHenry wetland!  Give a day for the Bay!  Volunteers will plant trees in celebration of Arbor Day, remove debris from the wetlands, maintain the pollinator and rain gardens, and more. Data collected from this event will contribute to regional Project Clean Stream efforts.
https://aqua.org/visit/baltimore/calendar/conservation-fort-mchenry?EventID=%7bF4F6E753-465B-4D2F-97A4-F952BEF2C2E7%7d

MAY 2018

Summer Camp Prep Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:00AM-12:00 PM
Help us get ready for summer camp. We’ll mulch the boat ramp and dock trail, prep fishing gear, clean out canoes and more in preparation for season of summertime fun for kids at Pickering Creek.
http://pickeringcreek.audubon.org/get-involved/upcoming-volunteer-opportunities

Friday, May 11, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Living Shoreline Planting at Cox's Point Park
Join the Aquarium Conservation Team in planting wetland grasses to restore the shoreline at Cox's Point Park in Dundalk.
https://aqua.org/care/conservation-events

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Living Shoreline Planting at Cox's Point Park
Join the Aquarium Conservation Team in planting wetland grasses to restore the shoreline at Cox's Point Park in Dundalk.
https://aqua.org/care/conservation-events

Friday, May 18, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Living Shoreline Planting at Cox's Point Park
Join the Aquarium Conservation Team in planting wetland grasses to restore the shoreline at Cox's Point Park in Dundalk.
https://aqua.org/care/conservation-events

Saturday, May 18, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Living Shoreline Planting at Cox's Point Park
Join the Aquarium Conservation Team in planting wetland grasses to restore the shoreline at Cox's Point Park in Dundalk.
https://aqua.org/care/conservation-events
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Environmental Community Service / Re: Cemetery Cleanup for the dead
« Last post by EricGernat on February 06, 2018, 11:21:21 AM »
I'd be interested schedule permitting.
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Environmental Community Service / Re: Cemetery Cleanup for the dead
« Last post by Francesca on February 06, 2018, 11:19:42 AM »
Maybe we can do a SPRING cleanup?
As new growth starts...
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