• Phone : (207) 594-5166
  • Address : 8 North Main St. Rockland ME 04841
Georges River Land Trust

Earth Day Clean Ups

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It has been fifty years since the first Earth Day in 1970 which led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Water, Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts. We like to invite you to help take care of the planet in a tangible way to celebrate Earth Day. We have a couple of short events planned that will make you feel like you’ve made a difference!

We will be following CDC guidelines, as not everyone is yet vaccinated, and so we ask people to wear masks and practice social distancing. Come out and join the camaraderie while we take care of our Mother Earth.

Thursday, April 22, 10:30 am to noon – Volunteers will help clean up along the roadside borders of our Riverview Hayfields Preserve in South Thomaston. Snacks will be provided by our clean up coordinator, Jane Karker. Please either call 594-5166 or email Romy at info@grlt.org to sign up and you’ll receive details. The Land Trust will provide bags, reflective vests and rubber gloves for volunteers.

Sunday, April 25, 10 am to noon – We’re partnering with the Good Tern Co-op and the Rockland Harbor Trail Committee to clean up the shore along Rockland Harbor. Participants should meet at Rockland Harbor Park in the Harbormaster’s parking lot at 9:45 am, where people will be assigned in groups to locations along the waterfront. Please contact Elissa at the Co-op with any questions at 594-8822 or marketing@goodtern.coop.

We can all do our part by engaging in local clean-ups in our communities. Learn more about how our efforts dovetail with the Great Global Cleanup in 2021.

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