Blue Water Baltimore (BWB) is holding the Great Seedling Shuffle on March 9 at the Herring Run Nursery in Baltimore. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will help repot baby trees and shrubs. BWB will provide the gloves, tools, and training. Registration is required. For more information, contact Debra at email@example.com or (410) 254-1577 ext.100.
The Greenbelt Public Works is leading "Walking the Woods," a symposium on the stewardship of remnant forests, on March 9 at the Greenbelt Community Center. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from the University of Maryland and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will be among the speakers. Snacks, but not lunch, will be provided. Registration is required. To register, call (301) 397-2208. To learn more, call (301) 474-8004.
Blue Water Baltimore seeks volunteers to help the St. Francis Neighborhood Center install their new rain garden on March 9. The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A rain garden is designed to capture stormwater running off impervious surfaces, like rooftops and sidewalks, and filter out pollutants. Volunteers should be prepared to do a lot of digging and thus wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. BWB will provide gloves and tools. There will be two shifts: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 is the rain date. Registration is required. For more information, contact Abby Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 669-2612.
The Adkins Arboretum is offering a course, "iNaturalist," on March 10. It will run from 1 p.m.to 2:30 p.m. The instructor, Matt Muir, will describe how social media and photosharing can be used to record and share natural observations with people all over the world. He will concentrate on iNaturalist.org, a free site that connects a person's observations to species range maps, state and county lists, and other sources. iNaturalist can also be used to keep track of species records, to seek identification help, and to create field guides for your backyard or any other location. Muir will also describe methods for documenting observations and uploading them to the Internet. For more information, contact (410) 634-2847 ext. 0 or email@example.com.