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Tour de Talbot, lighthouse open house, and other Maryland green events

Patterson Park is visited by 200 species of birds.
Patterson Park is visited by 200 species of birds.
Photo by By Flickr user: sneakerdog [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

The Patterson Park Audubon Center seeks volunteers to work in the bird habitat gardens, that provide food for the park's birds and insects. Volunteers will work 9 - 10:30 a.m. on Sep 6. Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. To learn more, call (410) 558-2473 or email

The Trail Blazers at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville seek volunteers to help repair park trails on Sep 6. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants would help remove invasive plants, install erosion bars, and remove downed trees. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required. For more information, e-mail or call (410) 887-1815.

Treekeepers is offering a class, Trees and Baltimore, on Sep 6 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Baltimore. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class is an introductory course about the various agencies and non-profits involved in tree-planting and tree care within Baltimore. The class is free, but registration is required. To learn more, visit

The Irvine Nature Center is holding a Trash to Treasure Event on Sep 6. Vendors will arrive at 8 a.m. to set up, and the event proper's hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. People who have cleaned out their attics and the like may reserve a spot for $25.00 and sell their goods. Vendors must bring their own table and chairs. Registration is required for vendors. To learn more, contact Clare Ng at (443) 738-9220.

The Point Lookout State Park is offering a Point Lookout Lighthouse Open House on Sep 6. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Docents from the Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society will answer questions. Admission to the lighthouse is free, but admission to the park costs $5.00 per state resident and $7.00 per out-of-state resident. To learn more, contact Ranger Jonas Williams at (301) 872-5688 or

The Sierra Club seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants from the Greenbelt National Park on Sep 6. The hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring work gloves, water, and lunch. For more information, contact Tom Crone at or (301) 864-1959.

The Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitors' Center will be holding Critter Chat: Reptile Up Close on Sep 6. It will run 2- 3 p.m. A park naturalist will tell visitors about some of the local reptiles and display the ones at the Sanctuary. Visitors will also see some reptiles being fed. For more information, contact Karen Jarboe at or (301) 888-1377.

The 10th Annual Tour de Talbot will take place in Easton on Sep 7. There will be a century ride (100 miles), a metric ride (62 miles), and a family ride (20 miles). The century and metric rides will start at 7:30 a.m., while the family ride will start at 10:30 a.m. All rides will start and finish at the Calhoun MEBA Engineering School on Miles River, followed by an outdoor barbeque. Registration is required and costs $70.00. All proceeds will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Midshore RIVERKEEPER Conservancy. To learn more, e-mail or call (443) 385-0511.

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