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While some cherry trees originated in Europe, others are native to North America.
While some cherry trees originated in Europe, others are native to North America.
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Baltimore Bikes Rule at School Week takes place May 5 - 9. Events will be held at local schools promoting bike riding as a fun, safe, and sustainable form of transportation. Topics may include bike safety and local bike trails. To learn more, visit

The Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) seeks volunteers for the Masonville Cove Living Shoreline Restoration on May 9 and 10. Masonville Cove is along the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and anybody under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. For more information, e-mail or call (410) 576-1014.

The Maryland Sierra Club and several other organizations seek volunteers for a plant survey at the Flag Ponds Nature Park in Calvert County on May 9. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will help take pictures, record data, identify plants, and create maps. Participants should wear comfortable shoes or boots and dress for the weather, as well as bring food and water. For more information, contact Marc Imlay at or (301) 283-0808.

The Johns Hopkins University is offering a lecture, "We Are What We Eat... and What We Build," on May 9 at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. It will run from 12 - 1:30 p.m. The speaker, Dr. Richard Jackson, is the Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California. For more information, visit or call (410) 955-3543.

The Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is holding a lecture, "Landscape Adaptation: Green Urbanism in the Face of Climate Change," at the Ruppert Nurseries in Laytonsville on May 9. The hours are 5 - 9 p.m. The first two hours will include a tour of the nursery, demonstrations of gardening techniques, and food. The lecture proper will run from 7 to 8 p.m., and the last hour will be devoted to networking. Registration is required. To learn more, e-mail or visit!events/cso9.