Coronavirus Time and Nature

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).  The Small Business Administration is encouraging all eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)) to apply.  For more information, visit www.sba.gov/disaster
  • Host an individual clean-up, which is just what it sounds like: you and family members getting some daily exercise with a pair of gloves, a trash bag, and whatever patch of the Corsica watershed means the most to you. Since organized events have been postponed, you can gather and deposit recyclables in our Queen Anne’s County igloos- specifically: glass, paper, cardboard, cans, and plastic bottles. For locations, visit https://www.qac.org/DocumentCenter/View/742/Midshore-Recycling-Guide-PDF?bidId=
  • The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting virtual tours of Maryland state parks on it’s YouTube channel.  Check out corn snakes in Tuckahoe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di18qrhsF4c and an overview of the Harriet Tubman museum in Cambridge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMYRuLlJ89E
  • Register to vote or get an absentee ballot.  The League of Women Voters guide can be found here https://www.lwvqac.org/  The primary will be held June 2.
  • Be on the lookout for garlic mustard, a vigorous, non-native invader that can grow in dense shade or sunny sites.  It produces chemicals that inhibit the growth of other plants and the fungi needed for tree seedling survival. It has little to no value for local wildlife or insects and is extremely difficult to control once established. Early spring is the best time to remove garlic mustard before it goes to seed in May and June. When you pull the plant, make certain to get all of its deep roots and bag the plant rather than leave it on the ground.  For more information, see https://extension.umd.edu/news/garlic-mustard
  • Prepare to vote.  The Maryland primary is June 2.  This is the time to make your voice heard and elect representatives who share your goals.  More information on how to request an absentee ballot and how and where to vote can be obtained from the non-partisan Queen Anne’s League of Women Voters here http://lwvqac.org/.

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