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Baltimore Green Week, tree plantings, and other Maryland green events

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The 11th Annual Baltimore Green Week will continue from April 19 to April 26. It is a week-long series of programs designed to raise awareness of both environmental problems and sustainable practices in and around Baltimore. During the Week, local resources and organizations will be spotlighted. Events will include workshops, documentary showings, tree plantings, and hikes. To learn more, visit http://baltimoregreenworks.com/ .

The Anne Arundel Sierra Club is holding the Earth Day 5K Race and Walk at Quiet Waters Park on April 19. Race day registration will take place between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m.; the race proper starts at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $30.00, while admission to the park is free. Refreshments will be available, and all participants will receive an "Earth Day 5K" t-shirt. To learn more, contact David Prosten at (410) 703-0847 or dprosten@yahoo.com.

Blue Water Baltimore seeks volunteers to plant trees at the Maritime High School on April 19. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers should bring water and wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. BWB will provide gloves and tools. To learn more, visit www.bluewaterbaltimore.org.

Baltimore Trash Talk is holding their second 5¢ Bottle Exchange on April 19 at the intersection of Patterson Park and Eastern Avenues. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will be paid five cents for each recyclable item they bring. People will also collect data in support of a Maryland bottle bill/deposit program. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Baltimore-Trash-Talk/119366028104360.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks volunteers to pot trees at the Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro on April 19. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will pot tree and shrub saplings in 3-gallon pots. The saplings belong to native species and will eventually be used in environmental restoration projects throughout the Bay watershed. To learn more, contact Carmera Thomas at cthomas@cbf.org or (443) 482-2156.

The Rosaryville State Park seeks volunteers for the Earth Day Tree Planting on April 19. The hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty. Admission is $3.00 per car. For more information, contact Karen Jarboe at kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us or (301) 888-1377.

Retrofit Baltimore and Blue Water Baltimore are offering a workshop, "How Green Is Your Home?" as a Baltimore Green Week event. It will be held at Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street Plaza on April 19. The hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn how to improve their home's energy efficiency and about the various financial incentives for doing so. To learn more, contact Shannon Darrow at (410) 929-6176 or sdarrow@retrofitbaltimore.org.

The 13th Annual Rockfish Tournament Gala will be held at the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Annapolis on April 19. The hours are 4 - 8 p.m. There will be live music, food, and drinks. Proceeds from the event will go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association and the Annapolis Police Dept Youth Fishing Camp. For more information, contact the Boatyard Bar & Grill at (410) 216-6206.

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