Stewardship Opportunities Abound April 22

Earth Day gives people all over the planet a chance to do some good for our environment and society, and theMaryland Department of Natural Resourcesinvites everyone to help out Sunday, April 22.

TheMaryland Park Serviceis hosting several events in every region of the state.

In Cecil County, celebrateEarth Day at 9 a.m. by catching a glimpse of majestic bald eagles along the banks ofElk Neck State Park. Join a ranger at the Rogues Harbor Area to learn more about this bird of prey through various activities, including an ambassador from theScales & Talesprogram.

Cunningham Falls State Parkin Mountain Maryland will host a Talon Talk featuring their resident birds of prey. Attendees can engage in a craft putting recyclables to another use. Activities start at 10:30 a.m.

In Southern Maryland,Calvert Cliffs State Parkencourages nature lovers to join rangers on an Earth Day Trash Walk. With the many archaeological artifacts andhistoric treasures that have been discovered on this site, volunteers have a fair chance to come across something special. Walk will begin at 10 a.m.

AtSeneca Creek State Parkin Montgomery County, volunteers forthe Clopper Mill Cleanup will work with rangers to cleanup this historic and natural site. The park offers an opportunity to contribute to clean water and the Clopper Mill Ruins hold many old precious objects that may be hidden under some modern-day rubbish. Activities run from 9 a.m. to noon.

On the Eastern Shore,Martinak State Parkis embracing the latest craze to reach the U.S. from Sweden: plogging. Rangers will offer free bags and gloves to joggers so they can pick up trash while they shape up. Event goes from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more activities, events or programs, please visit the department’sonline calendaratdnr.maryland.gov.