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Canoe-N-Scoop Trash Cleanup, nature talks, and other Maryland green events

Dragonflies have aquatic larvae and therefore tend to live in wetlands.
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The Fair Hill NRMA in Elkton seeks volunteers for a Trail Work Day on June 14. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will help staff clean and maintain the park's trails. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty and wear sturdy shoes. Participants should bring work gloves, insect repellent, snacks, and water. Workers will meet at the maintenance shop at 8:45 a.m. For more information, contact Steve Youngkin at or (410) 398-1246.

Blue Water Baltimore and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks seek volunteers for Canoe-N-Scoop Trash Cleanup at Middle Branch Park on June 14. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All canoeing, kayaking, and trash pickup supplies will be provided, but participants should wear clothes that can get wet/dirty. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and small children who weigh less than 55 pounds are not allowed. Registration is required. To learn more, call (410) 254-1577 or visit

The Fair Hill NRMA in Elkton is holding "Life in the Stream" on June 14. The hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A naturalist will take participants on a stream hunt to look for various animals. Attendees should be prepared to get wet and wear rain boots or the like. Participants will meet at the Nature Center for a talk on stream life. Admission is $2.00. To learn more, contact Jo Ann Kricker at (410) 398-1246 or

The Gunpowder Falls State Park in White March is holding "Wading in the Water" on June 14. It will run 10 - 11:30 a.m. Participants will use a seining net to catch fish and then study them. Registration is required. For more information, contact Todd Easton at or (410) 592-2897.

The Sierra Club seeks volunteers for the Ruth B. Swann Park Stewardship Work Day on June 14. The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will remove invasive species from the park. There will also be a picnic lunch and lessons in plant identification. Volunteers should wear long sleeves and sturdy shoes. Gloves are also recommended. To learn more, contact Marc Imlay at or (301) 283-0808.

The Baltimore Free Store will be holding its next free market at the Northside Baptist Church on June 14. The market will accept donations 10 - 11:30 a.m. and then give them away 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, e-mail or visit

Soldier's Delight in Owings Mills is holding "Feathered Friends" on June 15. It will run 12 - 1 p.m. A naturalist will give a talk about a specific bird every Sunday in June at the Visitors' Center. To learn more, call (410) 461-5005.

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