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Ravens Go Green On Earth Day

Ravens Go Green On Earth Day

(Media-Newswire.com) – The Baltimore Ravens are teaming with M&T Bank to tackle an Earth Day beautification project on the Gwynns Falls Trail on Thursday, April 22. Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be in attendance at 2 p.m. to join the service effort.

Coordinated by the Parks & People Foundation, close to 100 volunteers will collaborate in several service activities, including landscaping, trash removal and tree care, in an effort to revitalize Baltimore’s unique urban environment, cultural resource and historic landmark. In addition, a number of volunteers will man canoes to remove litter contaminating a lake alongside the Trail.

The Gwynns Falls Trail is a continuous recreation corridor that connects over 30 neighborhoods in West and Southwest Baltimore. Local residents and visitors are able to bike, hike, rollerblade, fish, picnic, watch for birds and other wildlife, undertake environmental education activities, enjoy nature, host community festivals and meet friends and neighborhood residents along this coveted neighborhood Trail.

WHERE: Gwynns Falls Trail ( Carroll Park Golf Course entrance )
2100 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 2010
1:00 p.m. Volunteer arrival
1:30 p.m. Volunteers to worksites
2:00 p.m. Mayor Rawlings-Blake on site



Hundreds Turn Out For 22 Green Job Positions In Baltimore
January 19, 2010, 7:33 pm
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Hundreds Turn Out For 22 Green Job Positions In Baltimore

Timothy B. Wheeler, a Baltimore Sun reporter, detailed the lineup of applicants for Parks and People 22 positions for green jobs in Baltimore in a recent article.  From the article:

The jobs, provided through the Parks and People Foundation, a local nonprofit, will focus on reducing urban trash and pollution fouling Baltimore’s harbor and the Chesapeake Bay.

“This is a day of real opportunities for the people of Baltimore, and a day of opportunity for the Chesapeake Bay,” said Jacqueline Carrera, president and CEO of the foundation. The jobs pay $8 to $13 an hour to start, with benefits, she said, and most of the workers will be assigned to four teams working on planting trees, maintaining park trails, picking up trash and retrofitting storm drains to reduce the amount of pollution getting into them and ultimately into local waters.

For the full article, CLICK HERE.



Baltimore City Beekeeping: Wanna Try It? -Learn How.

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According to an interview with Maryland state apiarist, Jerry Fischer, the Baltimore Citypaper reported last year that Baltimore has 32 Beekeepers in the city.  The demise of many bee colonies across the country has created great concern and has brought a renewed interest in beekeeping.  Are you interested in being a beekeeper in Baltimore?

Rules & Regulations For Beekeeping In Baltimore: CLICK HERE.

Do you like the idea of having bees around, but you aren’t ready to be a beekeeper?  CLICK HERE to learn from our pal, Joel The Urban Gardener, how to invite bees and other critters to your garden.