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Evergreen Hosts Science Discovery Camp, Scholarships Available PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janice Keene   
Thursday, 18 April 2013 06:54
The Evergreen Heritage Center is pleased to offer its 2013 summer Science Discovery Camp, providing educational, fun outdoor learning experiences for young people ages 8 to 12. Camp activities reinforce science concepts taught during the school year and engage students with hands-on fun and exploration. Camp sessions are conducted at the Evergreen Heritage Center in Mount Savage by trained education personnel.
Participants may attend one or both camp sessions:
Safari Sleuths (July 8 to 12, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. daily).
During this week-long session, campers discover the diversity of our local ecosystems, explore our forest and wetlands, learn to identify different plants and animals, discover the food and water sources needed by each to survive, keep a journal ...
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Home Ground Presents All About Trees!: A Tree Planting Workshop on April 20 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Desiree Bullard   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:22

Cumberland, MD – On Saturday, April 20 Home Ground will host a tree planting workshop at the LaVale Library from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Instructor Becky Wilson of MD Department of Natural Resources, Community and Urban Forestry Program will provide classroom instruction and hands-on training. By the end of this workshop you will know the what, the how, and the why of planting tree seedlings, containerized trees or shrubs, and larger “ball and burlap” specimen trees. This event is free and open to the public. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 301-722-0313.

Home Ground brings people together to enjoy the outdoors, and to appreciate the vital role of nature in our ...

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FSU to Host Focus Frostburg for Earth Week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Frostburg State University News & Media Services   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 07:07

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Frostburg State University will host Focus Frostburg, a day-long teach-in about sustainability and the environment, on Wednesday, April 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Lane University Center. Twenty 50-minute information sessions on a wide range of topics will be held, and many student-produced poster presentations will be showcased. All events are free and open to the public. The full program is now available here

Focus Frostburg is part of FSU’s Learning Green, Living Green initiative, which “engages students, faculty, staff and community members to develop and coordinate programs and projects that create sustainable solutions to environmental, social and economic needs.”

Several of the information sessions are of interest to anyone concerned with ...

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SRWA Battling Botanical Bullies PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Saturday, 06 April 2013 09:18

BearPenVolunteers April 09

Adult volunteers are needed to continue control efforts of Japanese spiraea and garlic mustard in the Bear Pen Run area of Savage River State Forest on Thursday April 18 and Friday April 19 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Bear Pen is designated as a Type 1 Wildland and like other natural areas around the State is threatened by a variety of exotic invasive species. Wade Dorsey, Savage River State Forest manager, is providing logistical support. Erin Thomas, Big Run & New Germany State Park manager, is providing free camping the night before for any out-of-town volunteers. The Savage River Watershed Association is coordinating the project and providing snacks and drinks for volunteers. For more details or to volunteer, please contact Ron Boyer, SRWA ...

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Film Series Brings Out Community Members PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gabriel Echeverri   
Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:47

Films with a decided relevance to issues affecting Appalachia and our own Allegany Mountains were screened as a part of the Appalachian Independent’s “One Vision Many Voices,” film series. Prominent members of the community were enlisted to take part in panel discussions that followed each film, and after the preliminary presentations by panelists, conversation was then opened to the public in attendance and focused on the main premises of the OVMV project; how we embrace what we value in our community while moving toward a more sustainable future.

The range of films that were screened was as varied and colorful as the students and members of the local community that came out to be a part of our discussions. “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time” ...

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