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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks volunteers to help pot native tree and shrub saplings at the Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro on March 10, 11, and 12. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The young plants will eventually be used in various environmental restoration projects throughout the Bay watershed. Registration is required. For more information, contact Carmera Thomas at cthomas@cbf.org or (443) 482-2156.

The Sierra Club is holding an environmental lobby night on March 10 at the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis. The hours are 5 - 8 p.m. Participants will meet with their legislators to encourage them to take environmental stances on such matters as fracking, recycling, increasing renewable energy use, and reducing stormwater run-off. Registration is required. To learn more, contact Donna McDowell at (240) 888-5650 or donna.mcdowell@mdsierra.org.

The Natural Historical Society of Maryland is holding a plant identification lab at the Maryland Naturalist Center in Baltimore on March 10. The hours are 7 - 9 p.m. Participants will be identifying plants and learning how to use plant keys, hand lenses, microscopes, and reference collections. the plants will range from grasses to trees. To learn more, visit www.meetup.com/marylandnature/.

The Sierra Club is showing the documentary, "Coal Country," at the Enoch Pratt Central Library in Baltimore on March 13. The Film starts at 6 p.m. The documentary is about mountain top removal in Appalachia. There will also be a discussion about regulating and retiring coal plants in Greater Baltimore. To learn more, e-mail seth.bush@sierraclub.org.

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center is holding Frog Frenzy Night Hike on March 14. the hours are 7 - 9 p.m. Participants will explore the park looking for and trying to identify frogs. Admission is $4.00 for members and $6.00 for non-members. To learn more, e-mail info@oregonridgenaturecenter.org or call (410) 887-1815.

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