Our Land Stewardship volunteers kicked off the day by planting three apple trees at Hamlin Crossing and fencing them in to ensure bountiful growth. Once the trees were planted, watered, and secured, the group joined other Coalition members and volunteers at the Acushnet Sawmill for a reception and beautiful walk around the property. There were plenty of frogs, turtles, geese and swans to spot on the walk, and attendees spent the rest of the afternoon basking in the sun on the porch of the Hawes Family Learning Center and chatting about the Bay Adventures they were most excited to attend this summer.
After a long and beautiful day outside, volunteer Julie Silvia led a virtual Earth Day donation yoga class to benefit the Coalition. It was a perfect way to end a very productive day spent celebrating our planet.
The celebration continued the following day at two separate Earth Day events. The Coalition greeted participants at the AmeriCorps Cape Cod Canal Cleanup, connecting with community members about our mission and upcoming events.
At the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet, volunteers educated attendees about the Coalition’s Herring Monitoring Program. Kids were invited to design their own herring and place it in the Coalition’s “river;” the level of creativity was quite impressive! Attendees were also encouraged to guess how many herring were counted that day to win a BBC merchandise prize pack.
More than a billion people now celebrate Earth Day in 190 countries. We are proud and grateful to have been able to celebrate in the watershed with BBC volunteers and members. It made this Earth Day one to remember!