10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Published: Apr 18, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day with the Stewardship Network: New England! Every day is Earth Day for our shared stewardship calendar, but this weekend is the real deal when it comes to events to save our planet. 2017 is our busiest Earth Day yet. Saturday, April 22nd is the official earth day, but our calendar shows 10 events happening Friday through Sunday in New Hampshire and nearby regions. Check out the list of projects to find the right fit for you. Signing-up on our calendar makes it easy to care for nature!


Buckthorn Blitz - Care for College Woods!

College Woods and the UNH Office of Woodlands & Natural Areas needs you! This special forest is being overrun with glossy buckthorn, a non-native invasive shrub that crowds out native plants. Gloves and snacks provided!

Sponsored by the UNH Office of Woodlands and Natural Areas and the Stewardship Network: New England:

  • Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Durham, NH.

Buckthorn Blitz - Seacoast Region, NH

Sand Dune Restoration

Volunteers are needed to help restore the Plum Island Dunes! Join the Coastal Research Volunteers in planting native dune vegetation to restore the Plum Island sand dunes in Newburyport, MA.

Sponsored by the N.H. Sea Grant Coastal Research Volunteers:

  • Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Newburyport, MA.

Sand Dune Restoration - Seacoast Region, MA

Volunteer Easement Monitor Training

Do you like hiking off-trail? Do you enjoy visiting beautiful places? Join the Upper Valley Land Trust’s team of volunteer easement stewards to monitor conserved properties all over the Upper Valley! Attend this volunteer training to learn everything you need to know.

Sponsored by the Upper Valley Land Trust:

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Claremont, NH.

Conservation Easement Monitor Training - Upper Valley

Mount Agamenticus Earth Day Workday

Mt. A relies on volunteer work to help maintain the surrounding region. Projects vary based on our need and can range from summit beautification to working on the trails. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community; many hands make light work!

Sponsored by the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region:

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in York, ME.

Help Care for Mt. A - Seacoast Region, ME

Gap Mountain Bridge Project

Here is your opportunity to help construct a major improvement to the Metacomet Monadnock (M+M) Trail in NH and the trail up Gap Mountain. We're ready to construct the bridge where the NH M+M Trail crosses the stream at the base of the south side of Gap Mt. in Troy.

Sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club:

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Troy, NH.

Help Build a Bridge - Monadnock Region

Souhegan Sustainability Fair

The Wilton Conservation Commission hosts the Souhegan Sustainability Fair for the twelve towns of the Souhegan River Watershed, but everyone is welcome. The Fair will engage citizens to celebrate, learn, and act on social and environmental topics leading to responsible living.

Sponsored by the Souhegan Sustainability Fair Committee:

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Wilton, NH.

Celebrate Earth Day - Monadnock Region/Merrmack Valley

Earth Day Workday at Chapel Brook

Help L.O.V.E the Earth (and our trails)! Join Trustees staff and the local chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) in getting the climbing area ready for spring. This workday could stand-in for your gym visit for the day! Come in the morning to join the AMC for a beginner-level rock climb!

Sponsored by the Trustees:

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Ashfield, MA.

Earth Day Rocks! - Franklin County, MA

Canturbury Shaker Village Community Clean-up

Celebrate Earth Day by joining the Canterbury Shaker Village for their first Community Clean-Up! After a long winter, the Village needs some extra TLC to look its best for Opening Day. Help with one of the following projects: gardening, trails, or indoor projects!

Sponsored by the Canterbury Shaker Village:

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Canterbury, NH.

Community Clean-up - Greater Concord

Pruning for Wildlife Workshop

Pruning is an important part of maintaining healthy and aesthetically pleasing shrubs and trees in your landscape. Healthy deciduous plants will supply more flowers, fruits, and nuts for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Join Michael Nerrie, designer and steward of Distant Hill Gardens, for pruning workshop about proper pruning techniques and tool choices, followed by a hands-on pruning demonstration in the gardens.

Sponsored by Distant Hill Gardens. Suggested Donation: $10:

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Walpole, NH.

Pruning for Wildlife Workshop - Monadnock Region

Framingham Neighborhood Roadside Cleanup

Volunteers with the Sudbury Valley Trustees will be beautifying Framingham by collecting trash from roadside conservation land and other properties.

Sponsored by Distant Hill Gardens. Suggested Donation: $10:

  • Sunday, April 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meet in Sudbury, MA.

Roadside Cleanup - Boston Metro West, MA