Celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2023 and enjoy some Maryland Earth Day Events.
Understanding Earth Day
April 1970 was the first year that Earth Day was recognized and celebrated. Have we made much progress? That’s certainly a question for debate. If nothing else, I’m more aware now of how much needs to be done.
What I don’t understand is why we aren’t doing more? There are a lot of simple things that we can do that when multiplied can have a big impact.
I believe that it is well understood that the environment we live in is a delicate ecosystem where one building block supports the next. The loss of habitat for birds and other pollinators is setting the stage for a dangerous lack of diversity. What happens without them? In California farmers have to rent bees to come in and pollinate their almond trees.
One family, and then another, and another can start to make a difference. Here are some simple things your family can do.
Earth Day Events in Maryland
Earth Day Celebration – Calvert County
Children ages 2-12 years are encouraged to dress to get messy and join us at your local park to help beautify the community. This program will be offered in each district. Please choose the location that is most convenient for you: Dunkirk Park, Hallowing Point Park or Cove Point Park. Preregistration is encouraged.
Earth Day Mini Ecosystems
4/21/2023 7:00pm. Ages 13 to 17.
In honor of Earth Day, we are creating Mini take-home Eco Systems. Teens can come and dig in.
3209 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
Earth Day Greenhouse Sales
4/21/2023 and 4/22 8:30am
Native plants for pollinators and rain gardens. Shop our handmade pottery.
Providence Center, 370 Shore Acres Road. Arnold, MD
St Luke’s Restoration of Nature’s Earth Day & The Arts Community Concert and Arts Festival
4/21/2023 6:00pm and 4/22 from 10am-5pm
On Friday April 21, join St. Luke’s Restoration of Nature for a one-hour community concert with Dr. Ildar Khannanov and his students from the Peabody Institute, followed by an art reception with local Maryland artists. The concert and reception will run from 6 to 8 pm. On Saturday, April 22, St. Luke’s Restoration of Nature will host an Earth Day & the Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The goal is to inspire the public to sketch, paint a group mural, paint rocks, learn to sing, and dance. Get tips on iPhone nature photography, creating sacred spaces outdoors, taking care of native trees, and using a medicine wheel. Join a guided labyrinth walk, take a restoration tour, or wander St. Luke’s nature trails. Experience live musical and dance performances by local community groups.
St. Luke’s Church, 1101 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD
Community Clean Up for Earth Day!
4/22/2023 12:00pm. Ages 13-17
Kentland Community Center, 2413 Pinebrook Ave, Landover, MD
Earth Arts Fest
4/22/2023 9:00am-2pm. Check out all the cool stuff happening at our first-ever Earth Day celebration! You’ll find artful activities, nature experiences, inspired learning and so much more! Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Museum, 13470 Dowell Road, Solomons
Earth Day at Quiet Waters Park
The celebration will return to its traditional location around the Blue Heron Center, formal gardens and the Visitor Center. Vendor exhibits, nature hikes, demonstrations, talks on a variety of topics, and more will provide something of interest for everyone. Food trucks will be onsite to satisfy your thirst and hunger and a special cleanup by kayak will be coordinated by Capital SUP. Now is the time to start looking through your closet and garage for those “Classy Clutter” items that you may want to donate to help raise funds for the Nature Center. Please join Live Water Foundation and Capital SUP this Earth Day for various park clean-up tasks at Quiet Waters Park. It’s a great way to make a positive impact on the environment, and meet other like-minded volunteers. Come and help out at your favorite park. $6/vehicle to enter park.
Quite Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD
EARTH DAY CLEAN-UP
When it comes to the Earth and protecting it, you can make a difference! Mayor Craig A. Moe is encouraging citizens to participate in the City of Laurel’s Earth Day Gude Park Cleanup on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 10:00 am. Earth Day Park cleanup volunteers are asked to meet at Granville Gude Park Lakehouse, 8300 Mulberry Street. Student volunteer service hours will be approved, so please bring the forms with you. Parks and Recreation will also be planting new Spring greenery in the Park and they are looking for volunteers to assist with that project as well! Appropriate dress is recommended and trash bags and gloves will be provided. For additional information, please contact the Laurel Department of Parks and Recreation at 301-725-7800. Parks and Recreation The Department of Parks and Recreation offers recreation programs and services throughout six facilities and 19 park sites encompassing over 222 acres of parkland.
Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry Street, Laurel, MD
Earth Day Cleanup at Masonville Cove
Overview 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! Debris data collected at this event will contribute to Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. All volunteers under 18 must be supervised by an adult. Please contact Swathi Ayyagari at [email protected] [email protected] or 410-659-9286 if you have questions or would like additional details.
Masonville Cove, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
Earth Day: Seeds of Change Event
Join us for a community event held at our newly renovated Farmer’s Market Lot (378 Main Street) on Saturday, April 22, 2023, 1pm to 3pm. Residents are invited to join our City of Laurel staff to learn about the importance of native plants, how to correctly plant your natives and hands-on experience by joining together to plant native plants at our Farmer’s Market Lot. Come and be part of a lasting change to our Market Lot landscape. Light refreshments will be served, and extra plants are available for volunteers to take home for their own gardens. The Event is free, but registration is required. Register here: Check out the City’s Green Living resources page for more information.
Grow with Eco in Edmonston
In partnership with ECO City Farms, we invite you to attend Grown with ECO in Edmonston
Join us on Saturday, April 22, for this free family-friendly Earth Day event!
4913 Crittenden Street, Edmonston, MD
Kick Gas! in Annapolis Drive Electric Earth Day EV Showcase
Come to the first block of Inner West Street, Annapolis on the afternoon of Earth Day and talk to owners of EVS to learn about the electric vehicle experience. Our event is being held in partnership with with the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC (EVADC) and the the Inner West Street Association. The setting will be stunning – right in historic Annapolis between Church Circle and Cathedral Street. We expect 50 to 60 vehicles, from cars to pickup trucks to electric motorcycles and e-bicycles. The vehicles will be brought by their enthusiastic owners who are happy to discuss their EV driving experience with the public. Several dealerships will bring their models and knowledgeable sales staff as well. And we will have the latest information on new government incentives and EV charging. Our event runs from 3 to 6pm, followed by the Inner West Street Association’s Swing Into Spring event with dining under the stars and live swing music into the evening.
Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: My Friend Earth
We’re celebrating Earth Day!!! After waking from a wintertime snooze, My Friend Earth begins a new journey. She does so many wonderful things! She tends to animals large and small. She pours down summer rain and autumn leaves. She sprinkles white snow and protects the tiny seeds and then settles into a hopeful sleep to wait for spring. Join us on our historic garden terrace as we create a one-of-a-kind Earth Day craft.
Paca House, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD
Grow Boldly: Earth Day Celebration
It’s time for Earth Day celebration! Head to Color Burst Park for an afternoon of face painting, yoga, glitter tattoos, crafts and themed giveaways while our DJ plays dance party tunes all day! Don’t forget to bring an old t-shirt to upcycle and create a brand new tie-dye creation with local Columbia shopmaker Roll Over and Dye.
Color Burst Park, 6000 Merriweather Drive, Columbia, MD
Mr. Trash Wheel Earth Day Birthday
Mr. Trash Wheel invites you to churn up! Each attendee will receive a limited-edition Mr. Trash Wheel gift, a Mr. Trash Wheel birthday dessert, and access to a family-friendly party with craft activities, Trash Wheel performances, and all the live pythons you could want (plus some of Mr. Trash Wheel’s other reptile friends, courtesy of EcoAdventures). And adults 21+ will be able to purchase Mr. Trash Wheel beer by Peabody Heights Brewery.
Pierce’s Park, 711 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD
RECYCLE AND REUSE! EARTH DAY CRAFTING
Let’s help our earth by using recycled items to craft with!
Library, 1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD
City Nature Challenge Spa Creek
4/28/2023 4:00pm and 4/30 at 1pm
You can be part of a challenge to identify all of the plants and critters in the greater Baltimore/Washington area. Join in the City Nature Challenge by making observations of as many species as possible between April 28-May 1, 2023. Make sure you have someone in your group who has downloaded the iNaturalist app
On these two dates we will walk along Spa Creek discovering and reporting on the different types of wildlife observed.
Weems Whalen Field, 935 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD
Good Neighbors Group Earth Day Festival
This is the Good Neighbors Group’s 21st Annual Earth Day festival. The festival will provide many great opportunities to learn, engage with knowledgeable people, have fun, listen to music and eat great food to inspire people all year long.
161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD
Tips to Improve the Environment
Want to learn more about what you can do to improve the environment? Here are some tips from the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Read on for more Maryland Earth Day Guide content, including volunteer opportunities to clean up area streams and waterways plus creative ways to connect with the great outdoors —
Project Clean Stream: Boots on for trash-free stream
Nurturing With Nature: Easy Ways to Help Kids Connect with the Great Outdoors
Creating a Certified Wildlife Habitat
Rent a Cabin from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Third Floor Views Podcast: