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Maryland Beyond Coal meeting, trail guide training, and other green events

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The Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville is offering trail guide training from Sep 2 to Sep 5. The hours on each day will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Nature Center needs volunteers to guide school field trips around the park Tuesdays - Fridays. Each day of the training course will cover a different topic, including habitats, geology, insects, and Native Americans. The course costs $20.00, which will be refunded after a volunteer has led their first trail group. To learn more, call (410) 887-1815 or e-mail

The Baltimore Center for Green Careers will be holding an information session on Sep 2. It will start at 12:30. Visitors will learn about the training options available for citizens of Baltimore City seeking green careers. Currently, the choices are brownsfield training, for people cleaning up industrial waste, and energy retrofit installer, for people making older buildings more energy efficient. For more information, call (410) 929-6120.

The Maryland Beyond Coal Campaign will hold its fall kickoff meeting at the Sierra Club's new office in Baltimore on Sep 3. The hours are 7 - 9 p.m. The Campaign seeks to retire Maryland's coal plants and increase renewable energy generation. For more information, contact Richard Reis at (301) 325-8001 or or Seth Bush at (267) 474-3488 or

Bethesda Green is holding their monthly happy hour at 4935 Bar and Kitchen in Sep 4. It will start at 5 p.m. There will be complimentary appetizers, discount drinks, and a gift card raffle. Participants will also discuss new environmental programs. To learn more, e-mail or call (240) 396-2440.

The Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy is offering a free information session about their Watershed Steward Certification Course on Sep 4. The session will run 6 - 7:30 p.m. A Watershed Steward works with people in their area to identify pollution sources in streams and creeks, reaches about the environmental concerns in their area, and works with people to clean up their local watershed. To learn more, contact Suzanne Etgen at or (443) 871-0700.