Earth Day Celebration
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Celebrate Earth Day in Saco!
Earth Day is an annual event typically celebrated in April all over the world!
Each year, the Saco Parks & Recreation Department offers an opportunity to bring the community together to clean up and prepare the local green spaces and parks for spring and summer! It is now more important than ever to focus on our green space, clean energy, eliminating waste, and becoming an eco-friendly community.
Please check out the information below to sign up and get involved!
Earth Day Celebration Info
Join us to volunteer in the Saco Community and celebrate Earth Day! We are looking for volunteers who would like to clean up and prepare the local parks for spring and summer. Duties include trash pick-up, weeding, mulching, raking, etc. This event is (light) rain or shine!
We are looking for volunteers to help at Pepperell Park, Jubilee Park, The River Walk Trail, Cascade Falls, Haley Park, Saco Middle School, the Saco Community Center, and the Eastern Trail. Volunteers will choose their preferred park below (spaces are limited per location based on anticipated projects available). Participants will meet at the Saco Community Center in the morning for t-shirt pick-up, coffee, snacks, a group photo, and welcome note! Please bring simple tools like rakes and gloves if you have them!
The first 100 volunteers who register by March 31st at noon will receive a free event t-shirt! Limited quantities available so please sign up early for this option.
Schedule of Events
- When: Friday, April 21st, 2023
- Where: Our very own Saco parks, trails, and open spaces!
- Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
- Please meet at the Saco Community Center at 9:00am to check-in. Volunteers will disperse to your locations after we take a group photo!
- Fee: FREE but must pre-register!
- Ages: Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Earth Day Location Options
Please only sign up for one location. Options this year include:
Jubilee Park: On Water St. overlooking the Saco River. It's our park with the covered bridge!
Pepperell Park: Located around the Saco Dog Park and Fairfield School on Beach St./School St. - nice and quiet (and shaded!).
Front Street Park and River Walk Trail: On Front St. near the river and boat launch and includes the new walkway.
Cascade Falls Trail: Located on Cascade Rd. off of Route 1.
Haley Park: Located on King St. near the Saco Community Garden.
Saco Community Center: 75 Franklin St.
Memorial Park at CK Burns School 135 Middle Street
Saco Middle School: Buxton Rd./Route 112
Eastern Trail: Starting from Hannaford, one group will walk towards Thornton Academy and one group will walk towards Sweetser and the Route 1 overpass bridge - trash pick up only for this location
If your preferred location has reached capacity, please register for another site. There are plenty of opportunities to help us prepare Saco's parks for the spring and summer!