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Volunteer opportunities to help Mother Nature on Earth Day

By Press Times Staff

BROWN COUNTY – April 22 will be the 51th anniversary of Earth Day.

Some Wisconsinites have a special place in their hearts for Earth Day, because former Wisconsin Gov. and U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson was the founder of the first Earth Day in 1970.

Last year, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day should have been one of the biggest ever, but was shut down by the pandemic.

There are volunteer opportunities for this year’s Earth Day April 22, and on weekends close to that date for people interested in helping Mother Nature.

• Thursday, April 22, 2-4 p.m. – UW-Green Bay Campus Wide Cleanup.

Join the UWGB Public Affairs Council, the UW-Green Bay Round River Alliance and the Clean Action Council for a cleanup of the campus and surrounding areas.

Meet at University Commons Circle (located between the Mary Ann Cofrin Hall and the student union) at 2 p.m.
Plastic gloves and bags are supplied.

RSVP at [email protected] for event details.

• Saturday, April 24, 8:30 a.m. to noon – Baird Creek Preservation Foundation’s annual Baird Creek Cleanup.

Volunteers can help with garbage cleanup, invasive species removal, planting native species or trail improvement.
Meet at Triangle Hill (500 Beverly Road).

Dress for the weather; bring work gloves and solid footwear.

If with a group of 10 or more, contact the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation via email at [email protected] so it can plan for your group.

• Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. to noon – Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance Cleanup.

This is the biggest cleanup in Northeast Wisconsin with 60 different cleanup sites along the Fox and Wolf rivers.

For more information and to register, visit fwwa.org.

• The Village of Allouez is aligning with the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance for cleanup at two sites in Allouez Saturday, May 1. If interested go to the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance website to register.

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