6 Events to Celebrate Earth Day
Join Save The Bay and other organizations to clean-up and keep Rhode Island beautiful and trash free.
Spring has sprung! Grab an old pair of jeans, throw on a T-shirt, pop on a pair of gloves and join Save The Bay and other organizations to clean-up and keep Rhode Island beautiful and trash free. Plus, celebrate our planet with family-fun activities. Earth Day is April 22, so plan ahead and do your part to help keep our little corner of the globe happy, healthy and clean!
Conimicut Point Park
Head to the shore of Conimicut Point Park in Warwick to help Save the Bay and the Conimicut Village Association pick up litter. Sign up in advance and bring along a bottle of water and some snacks! Register here. April 20. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Point Ave., Warwick, 272-3540, savebay.org.
East Matunuck State Beach
Matunuck Oyster Bar is cleaning up East Matunuck State Beach for the eleventh year in a row in honor of Earth Day. Join them on the beach for a couple hours of picking up litter, then enjoy free refreshments and shellfish afterwards. April 20. 9–11 a.m. 950 Succotash Rd., South Kingstown, 783-4202, rhodyoysters.com.
Join Mystic Aquarium for their Earth Day Celebration, Party for the Planet! Kiddos can participate in hands-on activities to learn how to reduce their personal carbon waste on the Earth, plus participate in scavenger hunts and more. April 20. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, Connecticut, 860-572-5955, mysticaquarium.org.
Newport Cliff Walk
Not only can you feel good about cleaning up the prestigious Cliff Walk, but you can take in one of the most breath-taking views in all of Rhode Island while doing so. Plus, Blount Fine Foods and Empire Tea and Coffee will be on site to provide soup and coffee to all volunteers. Remember to bring a mug. April 20. Noon–2 p.m. Cliff Walk, Newport, cleanoceanaccess.org.
Friends of Salter Grove and Save the Bay invite the public to participate in a Monday afternoon clean-up of Salter Grove State Park. Register in advance here. April 22. 2–4 p.m. Salter Grove State Park, Warwick, 272-3540, savebay.org.
Clean-up the beach in the morning and spend the afternoon celebrating our planet with Save the Bay’s Earth Day Birthday party. All volunteers who clean the beach will receive a $25 gift certificate to Pruitt Chiropractic. Then, during the party, kiddos and adults alike can take part in family fun games and activities, listen to live music and more at the rotunda. April 27. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 272-3540, savebay.org.
For a full list of clean-ups with Save the Bay, click here.
Reporting Assistance by Samantha Labrecque and Alyssa Anderson.