Earth Day Activities Around Massachusetts

Ashland Cleanup
Town officials are looking for volunteers to clean up roadsides and schools to celebrate Earth Day. Bags, vests, tools, and refreshments will be provided. A noontime lunch and environmental fair also are planned. The celebration of Clean Up Ashland Day and Earth Day, sponsored by the Board of Health and Recycling Committee, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 26. The meeting place is Ashland High School.

WBOS EarthFest at the Hatch Memorial Shell
The WBOS EarthFest stars Sheryl Crow, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Nickel Creek, starting at 11:30 a.m. The “Family Stage” at the Boat House starts at 10:30 a.m. and includes the cast from “Stomp.” Free.

BU Recylcing Festival
Join BU’s Recycling Program and the Environmental Student’s Organization at Marsh Chapel to celebrate the Earth! Live music, Free food, Free samples and educational materials! Bring your recycling! April 22, 10:00am – 4:00pm, 765 Commonwealth Ave.

EYP/Boston Earth Day Event
In-house event where vendors display green products and systems. It is an educational event for staff and a celebration of Earth Day. 4/22, 12 p.m. – 2p.m., 24 School Street.

UMass Boston Earth Week Celebration
The University is sponsoring a speaker forum, an environmental film series, a narrated tour of Boston Harbor, a Green Business Fair, Green Technology Demonstrations, Self-Guided Greenhouse Tours, and a Beach Cleanup. Community members are encouraged to attend. 4/22-5, 9a.m. – 4p.m., 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston

New England Wild Flower Society
Celebrate Earth Day at the botanical garden, Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd., Framingham, MA, from 9:30 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 26, with FREE admission, live family entertainment, and garden events. A free native plant will be given to the first 200 families, and Society membership purchases will receive a 10% discount that day.

Every half hour, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. guides will offer Garden tours pointing out seasonal highlights. Family activities begin at 10 a.m. with Bert the Raccoon welcoming children to an interactive puppet show and continue throughout the day with a series of Animal Ambassador programs including Curious Creatures, Rainforest Reptiles, and Animal Adventures. All these program are free, but admission is on a first-come basis. In addition, activity sheets offer families the opportunity to explore the Garden in the Woodsand children can plant a pot of native wildflowers seeds to grow at home.