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The Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville seek volunteers to help the park's Trail Blazers work on the park's trails on July 19. Participants would remove downed trees, install erosion bars, and remove invasive plants from the trails. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. To learn more, e-mail or call (410) 887-1815.

The Carroll County Weed Warriors seek volunteers to remove invasive plants from the Bear Branch Nature Center/Hashawha Environmental Center in Westminster on July 19. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants should wear long sleeves, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and bring water. To learn more, contact Carolyn Puckett at or (410) 876-1995.

The Prince George's County Friends of Magruder Woods seek volunteers to remove invasive plants in order to protect natives like the tulip poplar and the American grape. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Magruder Park on July 19. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Colleen Astis at (301) 985-5057 or Dawn Taft at (301) 852-8790.

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants from the trails and gardens. The hours are 9 - 11 a.m. To learn more, e-mail or call (410) 887-1815.

The Cedarville State Forest in Prince George's County is offering a beaver hike on July 19. It will run 7 - 8 p.m. A naturalist will talk about beavers and show visitors their habitat. Admission costs $3.00 per car. To learn more, contact Karen Jarboe at or (301) 888-1377.

The Natural History Society of Maryland is offering a Discover Canoe Trip on July 20. The hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Canoeists will meet at the Dundee Creek Marina in the Gunpowder Falls State Park. Naturalist Missy Lauterbach will guide visitors on a tour of the Dundee Creek. The Society will provide canoes, paddles, and adult-sized lifejackets. Anybody bringing a child will therefore have to bring a lifejacket for the child. Canoeists must bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat , and shoes that can get wet Persons under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. The trip costs $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members. For more information, visit

Soldier's Delight in Owings Mills is holding "Feathered Friends" on July 20. 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 or e-mail



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