Earth Day Challenge - April 21, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 5:52am

Earth Day Challenge - April 21, 2012

April in Madison is a great time: tulips and daffodils are in bloom, the Farmers' Market is back, Crazylegs fills the downtown with runners ready to break out of the winter blahs - and of course it is a time for the Earth Day Challenge in our parks. Neighbors get together to clean up their park. Church groups spend a weekend with their parish working on improving play grounds. Friends get together to work on their neighborhood garden and to pull garlic mustard. All of these are the rites of spring!

"Madison Parks is fortunate to enjoy a very dedicated corps of volunteers and partners." says Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent. "Parks are what make our neighborhoods and community so special."

Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by cleaning up your local park and neighborhood. Join this communitywide effort in April to make a difference.

• HOST an Earth Day Challenge Volunteer Project
We are currently encouraging groups and neighborhood leaders to host an Earth Day Challenge Project in their local park. Projects should be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The volunteer project organizer can determine the starting and ending time, as well as the scope of the project. Past projects have included garbage cleanup, weeding, mulching, and maintaining flower beds. If you need ideas, please feel free to contact the Parks Office. The Parks Division may be able to provide some supplies for your group including trash bags.

Check the website for details on how to register your project.

• VOLUNTEER for the 2012 Earth Day Challenge-April 21, 2012
Earth Day is a great opportunity to get out and help support our Parks. Earth Day Challenge Projects are held all over Madison in many of our 260 parks. Volunteers may assist with trash pick up, weeding, or other beautification projects.

If you and/or a group are interested in volunteering on April 21, 2012 for Earth Day, check the website on how to sign up!

  • Laura Whitmore, 266-5949