Save The Earth (It’s Where I Keep All My Stuff)*

earth Earth Day is coming up and events are scheduled around the state. A comprehensive calendar (including Arbor Day) can be found at What Grows On RI.

Earth Day itself is Thursday, April 22nd and one of the annual Woonasquatucket River cleanups was originally scheduled for that day. But according to the Narragansett Bay Commission site they have “. . . postponed its annual Earth Day clean up of the Woonasquatucket River. Check this site for news on the new date.”

However, on Saturday, April 24th, the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council has a ‘Clean Day on the Greenway’ cleanup planned, starting at 9:30am. (Check out some of Jef Nickerson’s amazing pix of the flooding river last month at Greater City Providence.)

Save the Bay has all its cleanups scheduled for Saturday 9am to 11am. “Volunteers should be able to do heavy lifting and bending. Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring your own sun/bug protection and water bottle. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be with a parent or guardian.” Cleanups are appropriate for children 8 years and up.

Benefit concert for Urban Pond Progression featuring Cambodian, world, and roots music at The Mediator, 50 Rounds Avenue, Providence. $10.

Friends of India Point Park ask you to bring shovels, rakes etc. for their 11th annual cleanup, 9am to noon. Treasure hunt, free pizza. Call 273.4202.

And at 9pm Sunday at AS220 — Clean Water Makes Noise with I Destroyer, Chrome Jackson, tba. More later.

Assigned reading: Polymers are Forever by Alan Weisman, or go here (NYT) for more about the expanding islands of trash — coming to an ocean near you! What a legacy.

*I think I stole that line from ‘The Tick’.

[Updates, corrections, additions are welcome.]

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