Worcester to Celebrate 30th Annual City-Wide Earth Day Clean-Up

by | Apr 7, 2019 | Entertainment, Headlines, Health, News

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WORCESTER – More than 1,000 volunteers at 100 sites across Worcester will take part in removing 50 tons of trash in the city at the 30th Annual Regional Environmental Council’s [REC] Earth Day Neighborhood and Garden Cleanups on April 27.

To volunteer for the REC Earth Day Cleanup, visit recworcester.org/earthday2019.

Since 1989, Worcester’s Earth Day Cleanups have become a coordinated activity throughout the city between Worcester residents and city businesses and organizations to help cleanup Worcester.

On Saturday, April 27, from 8 AM to 12 PM [noon], cleanups will take place at multiple locations throughout the city, with a cookout following the event, from 12 PM to 2 PM at Fuller Park behind the Downtown YMCA.

To find the Earth Day site closest to you, see the map below:

Thanks to a partnership between the Regional Environmental Council (REC), the City of Worcester, National Grid, and many other area businesses, colleges and universities, and community organizations, hundreds of volunteers will once again join together to clean Worcester’s sidewalks, parks and neighborhoods.

This year’s cleanups are organized by the REC in partnership with the City of Worcester Department of Public Works & Parks and National Grid and through the generous sponsorship of the following:

Assumption College, Blue Hive, Davis Publications, Mass Audubon, CCR Wealth Management, Abbvie Bioresearch Center, E.L. Harvey & Sons, A.J. LeTourneau Inc., LEC Environmental Consultants, Inc., Worcester State University, Webster Square Tire & Auto Services, EcoTec Environmental Consulting, Mill City Motors, National Grid, St. Pierre Manufacturing, Standard Auto Wrecking, Tighe & Bond, Vibram Corporation, UMASS Medical School, Worcester Common Ground, Mayor Joe Petty, Representative Dan Donahue, City Councilor Sean Rose, City Councilor Matt Wally, School Committee member John Monfredo.

For more information or to volunteer, visitrecworcester.org/earthday2019, or contact Pat at the REC at 508-799-9139 x108 or [email protected].

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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]