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With Earth Day right around the corner EarthShare New England wants to make sure that you don’t get left out of all the fantastic events that its local members are putting on around the region. From the family days at the Franklin Park Zoo to a beach cleanup with Save The Bay, EarthShare New England has found something for everybody.
Franklin Park Zoo
Celebrate Earth Day at Franklin Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet!
When: April 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Zoo
Learn more about the incredible animals that call the Zoo home as well as ways everyone can contribute to a healthy planet. This event is in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.
The event is free with paid admission to the park. Stop by the EarthShare New England booth and participate in our family drawing activities! For more information follow this link!
Earth Day Open House & Volunteer Work Day
Sponsored by Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary
Come celebrate Earth Day with an Open House and Volunteer Work Day at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary. Bring your work gloves and rake if you have one. Learn about the programs we have at our open house, enjoy a stroll on the trail and help us prepare the grounds for spring. Please bring gardening/work gloves and rake.
When: Sat, Apr 21, 2012 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Audience: All (suitable for children ages 3 - 16 yrs)
Fee: Adults $0, Children $0.00
Registration not required.
For more information, contact: Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, 1417 Park Street Attleboro, MA 02703; (508) 223-3060 or oakknoll @ massaudubon.org
Save the Sound
Come celebrate the completion of the Wallace Dam Fishway Project along the Quinnipiac River. There will be a brief speaking portion and dedication of the fishway, followed by a volunteer planting of native plants and shrubs along the riverbank.
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 11:00 AM to 1:00PM
Where: Corner of Quinnipiac Street & River Road, Wallingford, CT
Volunteer space is limited, so please contact Kierran at kbroatch @ savethesound.org or (203) 787-0646, ext. 113 to reserve your spot. Gloves and some tools will be provided, but please bring a shovel if you have one.
Connecticut Forest and Park Association
Join CFPA for their annual Spring Trails Workshop. This workshop will offer trail maintainers a hands-on introduction to a variety of trail maintenance, construction, signage and structure projects. Projects will be centralized in the Highlawn Forest trail system behind the CFPA office.
Where: CFPA Headquarters at 16 Meriden Rd Rockfall, CT 06481
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Who: All Are Welcome Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water, work gloves & lunch. Questions or to RSVP contact: info at ctwoodlands.org (please put "spring trail workshop" in subject line).
Save The Bay
Join Save The Bay for an Earth Day Cleanup in memory of Stephen Daylor at Blue Beach and Compass Rose Beach in Quonset.
When: Sunday, April 22 from 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Meet at Blue Beach at Quonset, North Kingstown, RI
Directions: 95 south to 4 south to 403. Follow 403 towards Quonset – this road becomes Roger Williams Way in the Quonset Industrial Park. You will see signs on the right side of Roger Williams Way for Blue Beach - and will turn right onto Circuit Drive to get to the beach. Look for the small parking lot and a quarter mile gravel path that leads to the beach area.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 6 years of age or older to participate. Any volunteer under the age of 16 must participate with an adult the entire time. Volunteers should be able to do bending and some heavy lifting (bags typically weigh 20-30 lbs.). This site does have poison ivy, it is pertinent if you have a sensitivity to poison ivy that you wear long pants and sleeves to this event.
What to wear/bring: Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring their own work gloves. Please bring your own water bottle, sun, and bug protection. Sturdy closed-toed shores are required at Save The Bay Cleanups!
Sign Up: Please send your name, email and a cell or home phone number you can be reached at day of to shessler@ savebay.org or call and leave this information at 401.272.3540 x 130