April 5, 2021
Four Covid-friendly Ways Marylanders Can Celebrate Earth Day 2021
The pandemic has reminded Marylanders how valuable our green spaces are — and how fortunate we are to live in a state with such extraordinary natural resources, from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries to the mountains of Western Maryland. Here are four ideas from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters on how to safely celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and throughout the year.
Enjoy one of Maryland’s extraordinary protected areas with your family or loved ones. Learn about our state parks on the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website at www.dnr.maryland.gov
Gather the folks in your “bubble” and spend a few hours tidying up one of your local green spaces, such as a local creek bed or park.
Help sustain and diversify Maryland’s environmental movement by supporting groups like Black Girls Vote Maryland (which empowers Black women in Baltimore and beyond to use their voting power on key issues) or Chispa Maryland, which ensures that Maryland Latinx families and community leaders are a powerful voice for protecting our air, land, water, public health, and future.
Pledge this Earth Day to become a “conservation voter.” If we are going to preserve Maryland’s environmental and public health for future generations, we need to make environmental conservation a top priority with Maryland’s decision-makers. Get to know your representatives on the state and local level and tell them that environmental issues are important to you.