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Oct 02 2020

The Forever Maryland Foundation, in partnership with the State of Maryland is now accepting applications for the annual Keep Maryland Beautiful grants program. Four different grants are being offered to help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities, and land trusts support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship, and solve natural resource issues in urban and rural areas. The Keep Maryland Beautiful grants will be offered in two categories: Environmental Education, Community Initiatives and Cleanup Grants (for community groups, local governments, and nonprofits) Citizen Stewardship Grant - Up to $5,000 is awarded to schools, nonprofits, and other community...

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Oct 01 2020

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) provides science-based knowledge to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century. This new video is part of the Four Ri vers Heritage Area's "Story Project," funded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. Hear the story of Steve Myers and Dave Norman, who volunteer at SERC, as both educators and citizen scientists who are helping to preserve and restore the Chesapeake Bay. SERC leads research on coastal ecosystems—where the land meets the sea—to inform real-world decisions for wise policies, best business practices, and a sustainable...

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Sep 30 2020

Fall is always a  busy time for conferences. Though we'll miss the opportunity to connect with our colleagues in-person this year, moving events online means it's easier for all of us to participate in, and benefit from, these key discussions in our field. Small Museum Association Webinars Theme: "Museums Respond to Crisis" Instead of an Annual Conference, this year the Small Museum Association will be holding a series of monthly webinars around their theme, "Museums Respond to Crisis." The next webinar, Budgeting in Times of Crises and Uncertainty, is Thursday, October 1, from 1:00-2:00...

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Sep 29 2020

On September 22, there was an online panel discussion entitled, "Race, Unrest, and the Role of Heritage Areas and the Museum Field," organized by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, in partnership with the Coalition of Heritage Areas and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. If you missed the panel discussion and wish to view it, you can view the recording on the Maryland Milestones/ATHA YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0lo0SpUDwQ&t=16s The panel discussion was planned as a follow-up to an important webinar/discussion that took place during the American Alliance of Museums annual...

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Sep 28 2020

This week, we're excited to highlight a variety of new events presented by our partners, including an entire week dedicated to electric vehicles! Learn more below and kick off the week by going green. Annapolis Green It's National Drive Electric Week! Join Annapolis Green as they mark this week with eco-friendly events. First, come out for Kick Gas! – EVs Hit the Avenue – An Electrifying Evening of Cars on Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will be held in the Maryland Avenue Recovery Zone. EVs will be parked on...

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Sep 25 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month continues! Last week we shared with you National Hispanic Heritage Month resources from AASLH. Here are some ways you can celebrate in Anne Arundel County. Anne Arundel Community College Join AACC in celebrating the history, culture and traditions that define the Hispanic community and its future as a group. Take this month as an opportunity to reflect on Hispanic Americans' service and contributions to the history of our nation. Customs and traditions always will be part of the Hispanic population. AACC has provided access to informative videos, history, cooking, movies...

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Sep 24 2020

Are you interested in learning more about the diverse and symbolic images present in our local historic cemeteries? Anne Arundel Genealogical Society offers a new guide to Anne Arundel County Cemetery Art. This publication was prepared by Christine N. Simmons and made possible through a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and the the Trader Foundation For Maryland Burial Sites, a group that funds cemetery projects in Maryland. The goal of the project is to show examples of the variety of artwork that can be found in Anne...

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Sep 23 2020

On September 23, 2020, Four Rivers held its FY2021 Mini-Grant Workshop online via Zoom. View the recording here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=nA_3KFEl2F8 -- The recording is 46 minutes long. View the PowerPoint Slides here: MIni-Grant Workshop FY2021 (Fall 2020) Visit our Mini-Grants page to download the Application and Guidelines. Applicants who did not attend the zoom session must watch the video recording, thanks -- and best of luck!...

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Sep 23 2020

The Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism is soliciting applications for 2021-2022 AmeriCorps State funding. AmeriCorps program grants fund service activities that address a variety of critical needs in the community. Grants are used for service activities that address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.   Note: this opportunity is for groups who want a large number of volunteers through Americorps, rather than a single volunteer.  Concept Paper Required The first required step to apply for the AmeriCorps program grant is the submission of a Concept Paper. Concept Papers will be reviewed within two...

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Sep 21 2020

To our Stakeholders, We are grateful for all you do to contribute to the vibrancy and sustainability of the Four Rivers Heritage Area. With your collaboration this past year, we brought an unprecedented number of grants to our heritage partners (12 state grants and 8 mini-grants), and continued a robust schedule of programs and projects. We offered several workshops, including one focused on diversifying the heritage narratives at our museums and sites. We raised awareness about the quality of local heritage experiences, and we shared best practices with colleagues. But none...

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