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Earth Day Committee
The Earth Day Committee is responsible for planning Charlton’s Earth Day each spring. An informal group called the Earth Day Festival Planning Group plans and assists with the Earth Day Festival. Meetings are open to anyone interested in volunteering or sharing ideas for Earth Day.
2023 T-shirt winning design by Ellianna Holland
Earth Day 2023 was a huge success!!!
Thank you to the citizens of Charlton, over 200 folks, for turning out to clean up the roads this year! We filled the dumpster! See below the completed map of roads cleaned this year! Did you attend the clean-up or the Earth Fest? You may find your photo here https://photos.app.goo.gl/aYY4PbWEf7puMxCX7
Photos courtesy of Cara Smick of Smick Studios -- great documention of the event!
Thank you to the following donors who made this event possible: Millennium Power Plant (t-shirts), Casella Waste Systems (dumpster), The Last Green Valley (gloves, bottled water, seed envelopes), Cornerstone Bank (sponsor of 2nd Chance adotoption van), Charlton Recreation Commission (safety vests), Worcester County Conservation District (tree discount), and purchases by committee members Joe & Celeste Mahaney (pickers), Debbie Marquis (trees), Jason Capelette (banner repair and signage), Cathy Jolicoeur (safety vests), and Linda Davis (wildflower seeds, tree packaging).
Thank you to Ted's Package, Tree House Brewery, and Charlton Heritage Preservation Trust for donating raffle prizes to reward a few lucky trash pickers!
Earth Fest was held in the Charlton Public Library - thank you to all the vendors: Armstrong Acres Farm, Local 4 Life, Cornerstone Bank, Energy Monster, Second Chance Animal Shelter, Cathy Kuehl Memorial Wildflower Garden, Edward Jones (environmental investing), Charlton Garden Club, Keep Charlton Beautiful Committee, Blessings Farm, Kiddie Picasso Face Art, The Last Green Valley, Charlton Heritage Preservation Trust, Charlton Conservation Commission, Capen Hill Nature Center, Charlton Democratic Town Committee, Blessings Farm, OPACUM Land Trust, AnnieMike’s Honey, and the Buffumville Army Corps of Engineers
Completed Road Map 2023 - a bit worse for wear from the rain!