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Roll Up Your Sleeves, Earth Day of Service is Coming!

Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Roll Up Your Sleeves, Earth Day of Service is Coming!

April 22nd is Earth Day, celebrated around the world as a day to protect, steward and learn about the earth. Here at the Center we're inviting everyone to help celebrate with our Earth Day of Service, a morning of pitching in with friends and neighbors at each of our three branches to show some love to our little corner of the planet - come join us!

 

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Planting at Washington Park during last year's Earth Day of Service.
Photo: Paige Whitlock.

Check out more photos from the day on Facebook!

How are we celebrating?

Each of our three branches Riverside Park, Washington Park, and Menomonee Valley – will have an assortment of volunteer projects available from 9 am - noon. Afterwards each branch will host a FREE community lunch for everyone who helped out!

Here's some of what's being planned at each location:

Riverside Park

  • Rain garden and community garden upkeep
  • Invasive species removal in the park
  • Playground maintenance
  • Wood chip trail maintenance
  • Trash cleanup
  • And more!

Washington Park

  • Park maintenance
  • Play and Learn exhibition
  • Work and Serve expo
  • Schlitz Audubon raptor demonstration
  • Trash cleanup
  • And more!

Menomonee Valley

  • Cleanup along the Hank Aaron State Trail
  • Invasive species removal in Three Bridges Park
  • Wood chip trail maintenance
  • And more!

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This volunteer group pitched in last year at our Riverside Park branch. Thanks everyone!
Photo: Kacie Wright

Who's Invited?

You are! Adults, teens, families, everyone is invited to participate. Individuals and small groups are welcome to drop by anytime between 9 am and noon.

Larger groups are encouraged to connect with our volunteer coordinators ahead of time to sign up for a project where they can make the biggest difference:

  • Riverside Park - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Washington Park - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Menomonee Valley - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We invite you to share your time, talents, and help with us on this fun Earth Day of Service. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes or rubber boots (especially since the trails may be wet and muddy), bring your own gloves and a water bottle if you have. Come join us and show the earth some love!

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At the Urban Ecology Center, we get people of all ages outside and active every single day!  We foster ecological understanding as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood.  Read more about us here!

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