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Volunteers are wanted to help celebrate the upcoming Earth Day by helping to clean up marine debris at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can get there via public transportation on the Q52/53 buses.
The cleanup will require moderate physical exertion, so be prepared to flex those muscles. You should dress for the weather — wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes and bring a pair (or more) of work gloves.
Anyone can help out and groups are welcome too. Registration is required — call (718) 318-4340 to sign up.
Even though, the designated day to celebrate Earth Day is April 22, special activities that draw attention to preserving the Earth happen all week and into the weekend.
This coming Sunday at Marine Park, there will be some special events commemorating this year’s Earth Day.
Here are the details of the New York City Parks Department-sponsored events as taken from the website:
Earth Day Event & Celebration
Sunday, April 26, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Mother Earth with a day of good deeds. Great opportunity for community service! Tools and gloves provided.
Celebrate the four elements of Earth with the Brooklyn Dance Center Ensemble, and enjoy a late afternoon filled with dancing and inspirational songs sung by August Michael.
10 a.m. Park clean up
11 a.m. Dance and afternoon song
12 p.m. Nature craft
2 p.m. Ecology hike
Location: Marine Park: Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park (East 33rd Street and Avenue U)
More Information: (718) 421-2021