The Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary seeks volunteers for a citizen-scientist bird count on Feb. 16. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants will attempt to locate and identify the bird species present at the sanctuary. Volunteers will be hiking much of the time and should dress accordingly. For more information, contact Karen Jarboe at email@example.com or (301) 888-1377.
The Sierra Club seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants from Magruder Park in Hyattsville on Feb. 16. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will not only remove invasive plants, but learn about the watershed, the history of the park, and some plants and animals. Volunteers should wear long sleeves and sturdy shoes. They should also bring food, water, and insect repellant. Gloves and tools will be provided. For more information, contact Marc Imlay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 442-5657.
The Forward on Climate Rally will be held on Feb. 17 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The hours are 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The rally is sponsored by 350.org, the Sierra Club, CCAN, and many other groups across the country. It will urge the President to start his second term with strong action on climate change-- beginning by rejecting Keystone XL pipeline. The Sierra Club has arranged to bus people to the rally. For more information, contact Ted Glick at email@example.com.
The Earth Forum of Howard County presents "Predicting Extreme Weather Events" on Feb. 17 at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. It will run from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the talk, Dr. Wayne Higgins of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will describe the new technology used to predict the strength and path of extreme weather events like hurricanes. He will also discuss how doing so enabled communities and public officials to save lives and protect property. He will also show examples involving Hurricane Sandy. To learn more, call (410) 730-3545 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.