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Chesapeake classes, canoe trip, and other Maryland green events

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is offering Chesapeake Classes from July 7 to July 11. These courses are aimed at science teachers and they cover land use issues and how out activities affect the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Participants will visit a different location in Baltimore City every day. The classes cost $50.00 to cover course materials -- and that money will be refunded at the end. Chesapeake Classes is worth 3 MSDE credits or a graduate credit. For more information, e-mail

The Western Maryland Regional Medical Center (WMDRMC) Farmers Market opens for the season on July 9. It will be open every Wednesday from 2 - 5 p.m. To learn more, call Jeanette Rinehart at (301) 876-0728.

The Maryland Native Plant Society is offering a workshop, Wildflower ID for Beginners on July 11 at the Elk Ridge Native Plant Preserve in Grantsville. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will learn how to identify wildflowers using the Newcomb's Wildflower Guide. The class costs $50.00 and registration is required. For more information, contact Liz McDowell at or (301) 895-3686.

The Maryland Native Plant Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division seek volunteers for a habitat survey at the Flag Ponds Nature Park in Lusby on July 11. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will be helping identify plants, photograph, record data, and make maps. Volunteers should bring water and lunch and dress for the weather. Field guides, binoculars, and hand-lenses are optional. To learn more, contact the Calvert County Natural Resources Division at or 410-535-5327.

The Gunpowder Falls State Park is offering a sunset canoe trip around Days Cove on July 11. The hours are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Participants would explore the marshlands and watch the wildlife, which tend to be active at dusk. Registration is required and canoeists must be at least 12 years old. Cost: $10.00 per person. For more information, contact Todd Easton at or (410) 592-2897.