In this roundup of Maryland Earth Day celebrations, you'll find plenty of ways to show your love for Mother Earth, from stream cleanups to eco-friendly festivals. This year Earth Day is April 22, but events happen all month long.
Always call ahead or check the event website before attending an event.
Maryland Earth Day Celebrations
Project Clean Stream - 2017
April 2. Help to remove trash from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Free. 9am-noon. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. Explorenature.org
Patuxent River Cleanup - 2017
April 8. Volunteer to help remove debris from the Patuxent River. All ages. Free. 9am-noon. Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, Lothian. Aacounty.org
Potomac River Watershed Cleanup - 2017
April 8. Help remove trash from the Potomac. Trash bags and gloves provided. Registration required. 10am-1pm. Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park, Accokeek. 301-283-2113, accokeekfoundation.org
Bowie Green Expo - 2017
April 8. Family event features puppet shows, information, green products and more. Free. 12-4pm. Kenhill Center, Bowie. bowiegreenexpo.org
Kids Club: Earth Day Dirt Cups - 2017
April 18. Children’s culinary workshop using all natural ingredients. Registration required. $5. 11-11:45am. Whole Foods Market, Annapolis. 410-573-1800, wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=1994891
Earth Day Storytime - 2017
April 19. Songs and stories celebrating Earth Day. Each Family will take home a seedling to plant in their yard. Free. 6:30pm. Riviera Beach Library, Pasadena. 410-222-6285, aacpl.net/location/rivierabeach
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