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Ocean City Celebrates Earth Day with Green Activities

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

It’s Earth Day in Ocean City and a great reason to celebrate our green efforts. Several Ocean City organizations would like you to support Mother Nature on Earth Day!


Ocean City’s division of the Maryland’s Coastal Bays program has been busy improving the area’s water quality, protecting the bay’s fish and wildlife population, scheduling recreation programs, and encouraging community and economic support. The Coastal Bay project works with Worcester County residents to create awareness of our beautiful bays behind Ocean City and Assateague.
 

 

By initiating a plan to conserve the Eastern Shore’s largest estuary, the Maryland Coastal Bay program supports our areas natural beauty and has sponsored workshops, public sustainability events, and helped to preserve Ocean City’s agricultural aspects. You can support the program by meeting at Ocean City’s Town Hall from 8:30-9 a.m. on April 17th to help pick up trash in the wetlands and on the sand dunes of Ocean City. You will receive an assigned clean up area, gloves, trash bags, and a free Earth Day T-shirt for showing your support. 

 

Grow Berlin Green is a recently created campaign that hopes to establish the historic town of Berlin as a model community for environmental protection, conservation and green growth. Driven by community education, empowerment, and action, Grow Berlin Green is looking for volunteers that can show some support for Mother Nature. On Saturday, April 24th, this green organization of community members will be celebrating Earth Day with a Berlin Cleanup. By showing up at Berlin’s Stephen Decatur Park at 9 a.m. you will be helping the town go green. 

 

The implementation of the Gown Berlin Green program encourages local businesses and citizens to get involved in a greener lifestyle. By using reusable bags instead of plastic bags, composting, recycling, and installing rain barrels at your home or business you can prove that you are environmentally innovative.  

 

The Ocean City Reef Foundation is looking to help save our Earth by supporting artificial reef development off the coast of Ocean City. The ocean floor of Maryland has gradually been losing it’s simple troughs and shoals made of sand, mud, clay, and shells due to environmental changes. The Ocean City Reef Foundation encourages the addition of solid-structures communities, or artificial reefs, to the ocean floor.  

 

These developed reefs may be composed  of discarded barges, boats, concrete rubble, and heavily ballasted tires are a substitute for typical animal homes that have eroded. Since the mentioned materials come at quite a cost, the Ocean City Reef Foundation is conducting a benefit to raise funds for Ocean City’s new reefs. On Wednesday, May 5th, stop by Hall’s Restaurant in Ocean City for an all-you-can-eat Italian Feast and Auction from 5 to 8 pm. For $10/Kids and $15/adults, you can help support the Ocean City Reef Foundation as they help support our Earth’s oceans. 

 

All over Ocean City there are organizations, groups, communities, and citizens looking our for our Earth. Celebrate Earth Day this year by supporting Ocean City’s green initiatives!

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