The Mid-Atlantic Carwash Association is sponsoring Wash to Save the Bay all day on June 1. The event highlights the role professional carwashing can play in keeping soaps, road salts, and other chemicals out of our water. Water used by the MCA is captured, treated on-site, and then re-used. Professional car washes also use less water than do people washing their cars in the driveway. Water from the latter also goes directly into the storm water system. The MCA will donate part of their proceeds to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. To find a participating car wash near you, visit www.mcacarwash.org.
The Clean Water Concert Series will hold its first performance on June 1 in Easton. Susan Werner will perform at the farmers’ market in the Harrison Street public parking lot from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. She will also perform at the Avalon Theatre starting at 8 p.m. Werner’s newest album, Hayseed, celebrates farms and farmers. The Clean Water Concert Series help promote awareness of the Chesapeake Bay and the necessity of cleaning it up. Tickets for the Avalon Theatre show can be bought at http://ticketsavalontheatre or at Avalon Theatre. For more information, visit www.cbf.org.
The National Park Service seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants from the Greenbelt Park in Prince George’s County on June 1. The hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will be pulling such invasive plants as Japanese honeysuckle, Mile-a-minute weed, and garlic mustard. Participants should meet at the Sweetgum picnic area, and bring water, lunch, and work gloves. For more information, contact Tom Crone at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 864-1959 or (202) 746-2228.
The Sierra Club seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants from the Chapman Forest and Ruth Ann Park in Indian Head on June 2. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will learn about plant identification as well as pull weeds. Volunteers should bring lunch, water, and work gloves, and wear long sleeves and sturdy shoes or boots. Participants should meet at the main gate of Chapman Forest. Registration is requested. For more information, call Marc Imlay at (301) 283-0808.
The First Annual Hamilton-Lauraville City Gardens Tour will be held on June 2. The hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will tour local gardens and city apiaries and learn about sustainable food production. Blue Water Baltimore is offering rain barrels that collect rain water for gardening. To learn more about ordering a rain barrel, call (410) 254-1577 ext 106. To learn more about the tour or to register for it, contact Pam Wallace at email@example.com.