SOUTH THOMASTON and ROCKLAND —Georges River Land Trust announces two local opportunities to participate in Earth Day clean-ups.
The first is a Preserve Roadside Cleanup on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in South Thomaston.
Georges River Land Trust will lead an effort to collect roadside debris that has collected over the winter months and help tackle the issue of waste in the green spaces and waterways. Jane Karker, one of the Georges River Land Trust trail stewards who looks after the Bobolink Trail on the Riverview Hayfields Preserve on Route 131 in South Thomaston, will lead the effort along Route 131.
The Land Trust will provide bags, reflective vests and rubber gloves for the volunteers.
“We will be following CDC guidelines, as not everyone is yet vaccinated and so we ask people to wear masks and practice social distancing,” said GRLT, in a news release. “We hope you can join us to clean up the Preserve roadside along Route 131.”
Please register ahead by calling the Georges River Land Trust at 207-594-5166 for directions and more details.
If you are not available on the 22nd, the Land Trust is also participating in a Rockland Harborside clean up on Sunday April 25, led by the Good Tern Co-op, along with the Rockland Harbor Trail Committee and the Georges River Land Trust. That event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, meeting at Rockland Harbor Park in the harbormaster’s parking lot at 9:45 a.m., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Act.
“We can all do our part by engaging in local clean-ups in our communities,” said GRLT.
Learn more about how their efforts dovetail the Great Global Cleanup in 2021 at https://www.earthday.org/press-release/earthday-org-launches-the-great-global-cleanup-2021/.
Participate in the ongoing work of the Land Trust to conserve and enjoy special places in the watershed, at https://www.georgesriver.org/.