earth day River, Park & Storm Drain Clean up
Two week event beginning Saturday April 10, 9am-noon; pick up materials at any of these 4 locations:
- East River Parkway & SE Franklin Avenue in River Gorge Park
- in Luxton Park and
- at the new LRT park SE 29th Ave & SE 4th St. (Towerside @ 4th St.)
- Prospect Park (Tower Hill Park)
PPA's Environment Committee is organizing the effort.
Gloves and bags are provided! The event runs from Saturday April 10th through Saturday, April 24th (2 weeks). Get a sports water bottle for your efforts!
THANK YOU to Tom Kilton for 27 years of service coordinating this event and to the new crew - Richard Adams & Lydia McAnerney!
Dozens of Volunteers & many bags of trash!
Residents are encouraged to join their friends and
family for a day of service in the community. Help keep the storm water drains clear of litter and leaves, pick up the parks, or clean up your section of the neighborhood. We'll have 4 locations where you can pick up supplies on Saturday, April 10 (bags for litter & recycling, gloves, and a reusable water bottle) between 9 am and noon. When you register, you can let us know where you'll be working. Our goal is to cover the neighborhood.
Prizes of a $25 gift card will be awarded after a drawing to a lucky person in each of 5 categories (grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and adult).
Please complete this quick form to let us know which of the 4 areas you will stop by on Saturday, April 10 between 9 and noon for supplies (Tower Hill Park, Luxton Park, East River Road(near the Franklin Ave. bridge, or Towerside Park at 4th St and 29th Ave.). If you can't make it on the 10th but want to be involved, complete the form for ways to be involved. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Origins of Earth Day
From Wikipedia: "In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin as an environmental teach-in on 2000 colleges and universities first held on April 22, 1970." See also: EarthDay.org website. 51st Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, 2021.