Earth Day cleanup of Buckeye Brook set for April 20
The Buckeye Brook Coalition will hold its 16th annual Earth Day Cleanup Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. The rain date is Sunday, April 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. if Saturday is a washout.
As has been the practice for years, volunteers are asked to gather at the Knights of Columbus Hall parking lot near the intersection of Sandy Lane and Warwick Avenue.
Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday. Volunteers are divided into groups under the leadership of team captains, who will bring their groups to their locations throughout the watershed. Volunteers will be supplied with bags to retrieve litter.
Volunteers are asked to dress weather-appropriate and bring gloves, as the supplied gloves go quickly.
Certificates will be available upon request for volunteer hours. This can be an educational and rewarding experience.
“Come, learn and experience what the Buckeye Brook Coalition is all about. Help to care for Mother Earth and set an example for others to follow. This is an excellent opportunity to share your appreciation of our planet with your children. Come find the outdoors and help make a difference,” said coalition president Paul Earnshaw, who can be reached at 739-6592 for additional information.
The cleanup is being done in collaboration with the city of Warwick and Mill Cove Conservancy.