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About Maryland

Maryland is an east coast Mid-Atlantic state with abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Baltimore is the state’s largest city and is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem.


Earth Day Celebrations

This Month's Feature


Earth Day Celebrations

On April 22, thousands will gather in parks and green spaces throughout Maryland as we celebrate Earth Day. Throughout the state, volunteers will clean up streams and rivers in an effort to keep litter from entering our beloved Chesapeake Bay. Earth Day is the world’s largest environmental movement. Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.

The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.

Earth Day Celebrations
Earth Day Celebrations

We encourage each of you to participate in Earth Day 2018. Find your local Earth Day celebrations by checking online or choose your own personal Earth Day dedications. Our Maryland Showcase for this month uses two skeins of Severn BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) and Silk in DK weight and the Pteryx pattern by Nim Teasdale.