Earth Day is Saturday the 22nd. So I googled ‘what do we do on Earth Day’

I landed on a site called wikiHow.  There’s a first for everything.

They suggested 18 ways to Celebrate Earth Day

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Here we go with their list

  1. Walk or ride your bike. Going car-free for the day will reduce harmful carbon
  2. Go on a nature walk. Get out there and appreciate our beautiful world.
  3. Plant a tree. This simple act will benefit the environment for decades.
  4. Pick up litter in your community. You can do this as an individual or join a community group

And on and on it goes.

Okay, got it now.

We do what we get to do a lot in Maine which is enjoy our section of the earth, and if you are inclined there is a reason I stopped after item number 4

Pick up litter in your community.

There are 2 community events in Hancock County to celebrate Earth Day, and both are scheduled the Saturday after Earth day, on the 29th of April.

First we go to Friends of Acadia Annual Earth Day Roadside Cleanup which is Saturday the 29th from 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

For the past 22 years volunteers have celebrating Earth Day and welcomed spring by cleaning up the road-sides of Mount Desert Island and Trenton.

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Individuals and groups are encouraged to register by Friday at this link 

Many groups are formed from their workplaces, churches and community groups. The more the merrier.

Also in Hancock County

Opening day for Fort Knox is coming up May 1st, and Friends of Fort Knox are looking to do their spring cleaning on Saturday the 29th too. The hours are 10a.m. to 1 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday the 30th.

Volunteers are needed to help rake remove debris, sweep walkways, shine windows and other tasks at the historic Fort on National Annual Historic Park Clean-up Day.

Questions can be answered by Friends of Fort Knox.

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This year, keep appreciating and enjoying our slice of earth in Maine, Earth Day, and everyday.

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