Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting spot Pierce House lawn, 204 Main Street, next to the Post Office
Farmington has celebrated Earth Day with a volunteer cleanup the past five years. Young and old -- individuals, families, businesses, and student and civic groups – have helped clean up plastics and other litter around the streets and parkways.
Bags and gloves will again be provided at the Pierce House meeting spot. Our mascots, Fred's famous baby miniature goats, will be on hand to cheer us on, and to be petted before or after you hit the streets.
This year’s theme is “Plogging for Plastic.” What is “plogging,” you ask? A great form of exercise that combines walking or jogging with picking up litter -- to help you and your neighborhood get in good shape at the same time! UMF students will be on hand to demonstrate this fun and worthwhile activity.
We will also have Master Gardener Dave Fuller from the Cooperative Extension available around 1 PM to answer questions about planting and Mark King of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to answer questions about composting.
Jody Bean Palmer
Farmington Earth Day Volunteer Cleanup Coordinator