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The Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival will take place at New Germany State Park tomorrow, Saturday, May 9th, from 10 am to 3 pm. A large variety of plants native to the mid-Atlantic will be available for purchase from regional native plant nurseries, and the event will feature presentations inside the Recreation Hall.
In addition to the presentations, there will be a variety of kid-friendly activities and guided walks suitable for all ages. Experts from a dozen local organizations and universities will also be available to answer questions on native plants and other conservation topics. For a complete list of activities, please see the attached brochure.
As part of their 250 Anniversary Celebration, the Town of Friendsville hosts its first 5K Run and 3K Walk on May 16, 2015 along Kendall River Trail.
Officiating and timing for the event will be provided by Queen City Striders, of Cumberland, MD and the trail is marked by Garrett Trails. Prize money will be provided to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Runners and 3K walking participants will have a chance at winning prize drawings. 3K Walkers are especially encouraged to come and have fun, meet new people and forget the competition! The first 50 registered participants will get a T-shirt and registration forms can be downloaded at visitfriendsville.org. Same day registration is at 8:00 AM at the Northern Rescue Squad, located at 67 Friendsville Road, Friendsville, MD 21531.
Following alongside the Youghiogheny River in the Wild and Scenic River Corridor, Kendall Trail is a former rail road bed that is now a scenic trail with a very gentle grade. Race/Walk spectators are welcome to walk up the trail and enjoy the riverside views and numerous rocks and shady places to picnic.
For more information on the 250th Anniversary of the Town of Friendsville, and all of their scheduled anniversary events, please log onto visitfriendsville.org.