Earth Day in Maryland State Parks

Celebrate Earth Day 2024 with Maryland State Parks

April 20, 2024

Elk Neck State Park

Earth Day Celebration
Celebrate the start of Earth Week at the Nature Center, located in the campground. Participants will work alongside park staff to remove invasive bamboo and become habitat heroes! Afterwards, learn about your personal carbon footprint and discover ways to become more sustainable in your daily life. Day use fees are waived for Earth Day Celebration volunteers.
10:00 AM - Noon
Elk Neck State Park Nature Center, 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD 21901
For more information contact: 410-287-5333,
Volunteers welcome.

Fair Hill NRMA

Lend a Hand to save the Land
Old Growth Woodland Hike with garlic mustard removal
10:00 AM
Upper Covered Bridge Lot, 641 Tawes Drive, Elkton, MD 21921
For more information contact: 410-218-1698

North Point State Park

Earth Day Trash Bash
Come solo or build your own trash picking team! Bring your water, gloves, and weather appropriate clothes and shoes. Trash pickers, buckets, and bags will be provided.
9:00 am-12:00 pm
8400 North Point Road, Edgemere, MD 21219
For more information contact: 410-260-0757,

Sandy Point State Park

Earth Day Beach Cleanup
Join on a guided walk of the beach and help enhance the natural beauty of Sandy Point just in time for Earth Day.
10:00 AM
1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 21409
For more information: 410-974- 2149,

Sandy Point State Park

Dune Grass Planting
Join park staff for dune grass planting at Sandy Point State Park
10:00 AM
1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD, 21409
For more information contact: 410-974-2149,

Gunpowder Falls State Park-Jerusalem Mill Historic Village

Earth Day Celebration
Join park staff and the Maryland Conservation Corps. to celebrate Earth Day by removing invasive plants and planting native pollinator plants. Fun for all ages! Come dressed in clothes you can get dirty and close-toed shoes with your water bottle! Feel free to bring your own tools and gloves, limited supplies will be available on site. Pre-registration encouraged: ​Register Here!
2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville MD 21087
For more information contact: 410-592-2897,

Rocky Gap State Park

Earth Day Trail Trash Bash
Celebrate Earth Day by helping us pick up trash along the shoreline and trails! All tools and gloves will be provided.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rocky Gap Campground- Campers Hill Drive, Flintstone, MD
For more information contact: 301-722-1480,

Cunningham Falls State Park

Turtle Races
The Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks, Inc. are raising funds to support the Cunningham Falls Park Aviary located in the Manor Area. The Aviary is home to 17 animals including owls, snakes, turtles and a bald eagle that are unable to live in the wild due to injury or human dependency such as former pets. These animal ambassadors are now part of the park's program to educate park visitors and members of the surrounding community about the natural world and our role in it. You can join the effort to provide a high standard of care for these magnificent wildlife ambassadors in a unique and entertaining way by sponsoring the floating turtles and watching them go. Participants need not be present in order to win. You can also use the ""Donate to the Aviary animals"" icon to donate without participating.
Manor Area of Cunningham Falls State Park - 6709 Cunningham Falls Park Rd. Thurmont, MD 21788

Tuckahoe State Park

Adkins Arboretum Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day at Adkins Arboretum! The whole family is invited for live entertainment, a native plant sale, tree giveaways, and hands-on nature activities offered in partnership with other local environmental organizations, including ShoreRivers, Tuckahoe State Park, the MD Department of Natural Resources, Talbot Master Gardeners, Bartlett Tree Experts, Phillips Wharf, and Pickering Creek Audubon Center. Refreshments from local food trucks will be available for purchase. Bring your spare seeds to participate in our seed swap, engage in living history with Native American historian Drew Shuptar-Rayvis, and take a selfie with Mother Earth! Advance registration is strongly recommended; the fee increases to $10 on the event day.
Adkins Arboretum
For more information contact:

April 21, 2024

Assateague State Park

Spring Pollinator Festival
Local organizations set up informational displays and games related to pollinators, raffles, gardening, face painting, and more.
Assateague Marina
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April 22, 2024

Pocomoke River State Park

Guided Tree Hike
Learn about some of Pocomokes most common trees and the importance of conservation efforts this earth day. Hiking level easy ~ 1 mil.
4:00 PM
Meet at Nature center-Shad Landing
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