CELEBRATE EARTH DAY BY RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS
We’ll be promoting land preservation and recruiting new members
on Sat., April 20th at Briggs Nursery in North Attleboro. If you are not
a member, this is a great time to get involved with preserving the
natural open space in our community. Stop by our table and sign up!
It could be your best Earth Day ever!
Stay tuned for event details.
Dr. Robert K. Musil, President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council will deliver a talk on environmental justice on Earth Day. Dr. Musil specializes in contemporary global sustainability, security, and health issues as well as Cold War history, culture, and policy. He is also a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs at American University where he teaches about climate change and American environmental politics.
A reception and book signing will immediately follow this event in Hindle Lobby.
Open to the public. All are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost.
Visit KeepNABeautiful.com or call 774-306-1124 for more details.
The city’s 13th annual Ten Mile River Clean-Up will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, rain or shine.
Volunteers are needed to help clean up along the river banks and walking trails.
Sign-up will be at the Community Garden on Riverbank Road, just off Hayward Street. Trash bags will be available.
Free refreshments will be supplied by Dunkin Donuts.
Sponsors include Mayor Paul Heroux, the Attleboro Land Trust, the Conservation Commission, Friends of the Ten Mile River, and Dunkin Donuts.
Volunteers and groups can sign up on the day of the clean-up.
There will be a work party from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 18, at the Richardson Preserve, 577B Wilmarth Street in Attleboro. Volunteers are needed.
There are a variety of maintenance tasks to be done, including lawn raking, grading the parking area with rakes and shovels, post-hole digging, removing some wooden pallets from wetlands, filling in low spots in trails, and weeding around the peonies and day lilies in Deborah’s Garden.
We have some tools on hand, but you may want to bring your own tools for whatever type of work you are interested in. More wheelbarrows would be helpful. Bring work gloves if you have them and waterproof boots if you want to help with tasks in wet areas.
Join board members Charlie Adler and Roy Belcher in a discussion on the importance of preserving open space with our communities.
Join the Friends of the Ten Mile River in their monthly river walk. Meet at Attleboro Library at 7:30 AM and will walk along the river to Larson Woods. This walk will be in celebration of rivers month.
There will be a work party on Saturday, June 8, at the Richardson Nature Preserve, 577B Wilmarth Street in Attleboro. Volunteers are needed.
Light duty tasks include lawn raking, brush clearing, and weeding flower gardens.
Heavy duty tasks include moving piles of lumber, post-hole digging, and removing some wooden pallets from wetlands.
We have some tools on hand, but you may want to bring your own tools for whatever type of work you are interested in. More wheelbarrows would be helpful. Bring work gloves if you have them and waterproof boots if you can help remove the pallets from the wetlands.
Contact us with any questions.