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Earth Day Weed Wrangle 
Fair Hill NRMA
4/22/2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: 630 Tawes Drive, Elkton MD 21921
City: Elkton
County: Cecil
Description: Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a non-native invasive plant found throughout the park. It affects forest health in many ways. This Earth Day, join us in our removal efforts. AS A BONUS…. The plant is a tasty edible, raw or cooked. We will have garlic mustard pesto on hand for you to sample and send you home with greens to use in your own dishes. Recipes provided. Sturdy shoes and long pants recommended.
Cost: Parking Fees: $3/$5 MD Residents/Non Residents
Directions: Fair Hill NRMA Covered Bridge Parking Lot, Black Bridge Road, ELkton MD 21921
URL: http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/fairhill.aspx
Name: Lesley Leader
Phone: 410-398-1246
Email: lesley.leader@maryland.gov

Eagle Watch 
Elk Neck State Park
4/22/2017 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: 11 Horseshoe Point Ln, North East, MD 21901
City: Noth East
County: Cecil
Description: Celebrate Earth Day by catching a glimpse of the majestic Bald Eagle along the banks of Elk Neck State Park. Join a Ranger to learn more about this bird of prey through various activities including an ambassador from the Scales & Tales program and a river boat cruise with NorthBay Education. $10 per person. Call for more details and to make your reservation today!
Cost: $10 per person
URL: http://
Name: Michael Hyde
Phone: 410-287-5333
Email: Michael.Hyde@maryland.gov

Earth Day Challenge 
Tuckahoe State Park
4/22/2017 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 13070 Crouse Mill Road
City: Queen Anne
County: Queen Anne's
Description: Join Tuckahoe State Park staff and volunteers in some work and then play on none other than Earth Day! Spend the morning (beginning at 9 a.m.)helping the earth by beautifying and cleaning up the park. Afterwards, enjoy a FREE day on Tuckahoe's high ropes course including a 40' rock wall, tube net, zipline 50' giant swing and the 25' pamper pole (11 a.m.- 2 p.m.). Keep in mind, challenge course participation is for ages 7 and up. IF you don't want to take part in the morning volunteer activity, you may still have fun on the challenge course: $20 for adults 16 and older and $15 for ages 7-15. Remember to bring close-toed shoes and water. Please call ahead to register!
Cost: Volunteers FREE or adults $20 and youth $15
URL: http://
Name: Jessica Conley
Phone: 410-820-1668
Email: Tuckahoe.StatePark@maryland.gov

Earth Day Work Day at New Germany 
New Germany State Park
4/22/2017 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 403 McAndrews Hill rd
City: Grantsville
County: Garrett
Description: New Germany State Park is seeking volunteers to participate in the annual Earth Day Work Day on April 22. Projects will include trail maintenance, campsite improvements, and litter cleanup. These activities are best suited for ages 12 and up. Participants should bring their own work gloves and meet at the Lake House (403 McAndrews Hill Road) at 1:00 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to preregister by calling the Ranger Station at 301-895-5453.
Cost: No Cost
URL: http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/newgermany.aspx
Name: Daniel Lewis
Phone: 301-895-5453
Email: danielj.lewis@maryland.gov

Earth Day Mill Cleanup 
Seneca Creek State Park
4/22/2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: 11950 Clopper Road
City: Gaithersburg
County: Montgomery
Description: Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up litter in both a natural and a historical site! Check out the Clopper Mill Ruins next to Clopper Road and help pick up trash that has washed down from the road. Register with the Park Office at (301) 924-2127 or scspnaturalist@gmail.com to receive location and parking instructions.
Cost: No cost
Directions: From Washington, D.C, Virginia and points south, take I-270 north towards Frederick, Maryland. Take Exit 10, Clopper Road (Route 117). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. The park is approximately 2 miles on the left. From points north, take I-270 south towards Washington, D.C., take Exit 11 (MD Route 124 west). Turn right at the light at the bottom of the ramp. At the second light, turn right onto Clopper Road (Route 117). The park is approximately 1.5 miles on the left.
URL: http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/seneca.aspx
Name: Bethany Watts
Phone: 301-924-2127
Email: scspnaturalist@gmail.com

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