Two neighborhoods in our area are getting into the spirit of spring with their annual Green festivals. From Davidsonville to Severna Park—there is plenty to learn from our friends and neighbors.
What is so wonderful about these events is that they are truly homegrown and feature local businesses, local concerns, and local organizations. They are terrific examples of ways to think globally, act locally.
There’s more to green than St. Patrick’s Day in Davidsonville. The Davidsonville Area Community Association, along with the Ruritan Club, is hosting its third Davidsonville Green Expo at the Ruritan Club, 3358 Davidsonville Rd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participating are over 40 groups, from local watershed organizations such as the Watershed Stewards Academy, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, South River Federation, Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, Patuxent Riverkeeper and more.
You’ll be able to learn more about:
- Saving energy and money through renewable energy and home energy audits.
- Improving the water quality of our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.
- Getting Property Tax Credits for stormwater management.
- Greening your home and garden.
- Taking care of your lawn in a bay-friendly way.
Nature’s best weed warriors—the Eco Goats—will be at the Expo, rain barrels and native plants will be offered for sale, you’ll be able to pick up a free compost bin or recycling bin from the county, free native tree seedlings will be given away and there will even be live music.
Tasty food will be offered for sale along with soft drinks and organic beer.
Kids are a big part of the expo, too. Students in grades K-12 who live in Davidsonville or attend Davidsonville Elementary, Central Middle School or South River High School may enter a poster contest themed “What people can do to help the environment.” The contest will be judged and prizes awarded at the expo.
Admission to the expo is free and it’s a great way for the family to spend a few hours together learning about the how every member of the family can do something good for the environment.
For more details go to daca-md.org/green-expo.
The Greater Severna Park Watershed Action Group presents its Earth Day Festival at Severna Park Middle School, 450 Jumpers Hole Rd., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Plans for the festival and exhibitors sign-ups are under way now, but you’ll be able to see:
- Green projects from local schools and businesses
- A new homeowner project award
- Rain barrels, composters, and trees for sale
- Adoptable animals
- Document shredding truck
- Local watershed organizations
As details firm up information will be posted at www.gspwag.org.
Local action is what motivates us to keep working toward improving the health of the bay. Come see the grass roots efforts of these two groups and learn about what you can do to help.
See you there!