Here Is Your Point Of Reference For All Things Gloucester Earth Day/Week 2013


Earth Day is being celebrated between April 20th and April 27th 2013 here in Gloucester.  Because in the past I’ve never seen a comprehensive list ahead of time and neighborhoods who would like to have a plan to meet, I think Good Morning Gloucester is the perfect place to be the clearinghouse for Local Earth Day Information.

If your organization or neighborhood is planning something, submit it to I will add it to the GMG Earth Day Google Map and add your listing here on the blog.

Click map for interactive information and send in your Earth Day Clean Up Pictures And I’ll attach them to the map and the blog!


Would be great to have neighborhoods write in and say where and what time they would like to meet.  FOB Patty Amaral will also update us with where to get yellow bags which will be collected and anything else from the Clean City Initiative coordination efforts. We are continually updating this list so continue to send in your neighborhood plan and I’ll post it. (seems most neighborhoods are meeting at 9AM)  I don’t see a Magnolia, or East Gloucester initiative yet. Send your listing to

This is what we have so far-

Gloucester DPW Yellow Plastic Bag Pick Up For Community Clean Ups- Ongoing

Pick Up Yellow Plastic Bags For Community Clean Ups
Gloucester Public Works
28 Poplar Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-9785

Gloucester Housing Authority Riverdale Park/Veterans Way Community Clean UP

April 18th 9-12

April 19th 9-12

Toad Hall Bookstore Earth Day Cleanup Event at Loop Pond between 8 – 9:30 am on Saturday, April 20

In support of Rockport’s Earth Day activities, the Toad Hall Bookstore is sponsoring a volunteer cleanupof the Loop Pond Conservation Area and Upper Mill Brook between 8 – 9:30 am on Saturday, April

20thth. The Loop Pond Conservation area has been collaboratively restored by the Town and dozens of volunteers over the past decade. Anyone who wants to learn more about this project and pitch in a little volunteer time to further the ecological recovery cleanup of this important area of native grasslands, trails and wetlands please meet at the gate located at the end of Applecart Road at 8:00 am. For more information please contact Eric Hutchins at 978-546-6425 or Toad Hall Bookstore at 978-546-7323.

Toad Hall Bookstore Earth Day Beach Clean Up For Rockport April 20th

Pick a beach ,Front , Back or Old Garden Beach to clean up and recycle trash that pollutes our beaches. Saturday April 20th at 10:00- rain or shine join a volunteer at a location to clean up each beach. Trash bags will be provided, gloves are recommended. For more information please contact Nina Samoiloff at 978-546-7785or Toad Hall Bookstore at 978-546-7323.

Gloucester Goes Green in Earth Day Eco-Trip Celebration April 20th

Celebrate Earth Day and discover what Gloucester businesses are doing to go green on the Eco-Trip Scavenger Hunt on April 20 at 12:30 p.m. Eco-Trip registrants will get a free copy of “Share the Ocean” by Michael Crocker, donated by Niaz Dorry, coordinating director of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.

More Info:

The Cape Ann Chamber in partnership with Shred-It Boston will be offering free on-site shredding services on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester.

More Info: Cape Ann Chamber Shredding Event to Celebrate Earth Day

Sidewalk Sweeping Day Saturday, April 20, 2013

Please join the Clean City Initiative and the Building Center of Gloucester on our Annual Sidewalk Sweeping Day April 20, 2013. Sweep all the winter sand off of your sidewalk and into the street for the D.P.W. to come and take it away on your scheduled sweeping day, look for the posted schedule in your local newspaper or online on our cites website. Try to keep it in small piles so the street sweeping machine can sweep it up. Offer to help a neighbor that might need it. Look for coupons in local paper from our sponsors the Building Center of Cape Ann. Thank you for “Helping to Keep Our Home Port Clean”.

More Info: Sidewalk Sweeping Day Saturday, April 20, 2013

Earth Day Film Offerings @ Cape Ann Community Cinema April 20,21,22

More Info:

Cape Ann SUP and Island Upkeep Pavilion Beach Clean Up April 20, 2013 9-12

More Info:!beach-clean-up-/c76c

April 20th Farmers Market At The UU Church

More Info: April 20th Farmers Market At The UU Church

The Annisquam Village Church presents:

"A Concert for Mother Earth" in celebration of Earth Day. Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m

Featuring Greta Bro Group with Ricardo Frota, Maurice Cahen and Steve Travis.

Tickets at the door only: $20/$10 students.

For more information:

Call: 978.283.6416

Visit or

Burnham’s Field Clean Up April 21st 9AM

Joey,     Hi my name is Ambrose Orlando and I am getting a group of hopefully quite a few people to go down to Burnham’s Field and clean up on April 21 at 9am if u could give us a shout out on ur page that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Ambrose

Cape Ann Trail Stewards Gloucester’s Goose Cove Reservoir on Sunday, April 21st 1PM

Cape Ann Trail Stewards invites the public to join the inaugural clean up workday at the city of Gloucester’s Goose Cove Reservoir on Sunday, April 21st (the day before Earth Day) beginning at 1PM.

We will meet in the lot along Gee Avenue. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather (the event is rain or shine). Bring rakes, shovels and buckets if you have them. CATs will supply gloves and other materials.

Register for this event, join our roster of regular volunteers and learn more about us at


4/22 Salad planting at all the elementary schools

Backyard Growers Program and Gloucester Elementary Schools announce

The First Annual Salad Planting Day

Earth Day, April 22nd


Teachers and students at all five elementary schools will visit their school gardens to plant a variety of salad greens.

In the end of May we will have a district-wide School Salad Day where children get to harvest and eat the salad greens they grew.

The Emerald Forest Cleanup will be on Earth Day April 22 from 12p.m. to 200p.m.

Patty Amaral writes- Meet at Al’s Glass on Maplewood Ave., bags and gloves will be provided.   Oh and my webpage is for that link thing. That’s about it, thanks for EVERYTHING….    Patti     Peace

Earth Day Cleanup Saturday April 27, 2013 from 9-12.

Come join the Clean City Initiative for an Earth Day cleanup at Stage Fort Park on Saturday April 27, 2013 from 9-12. We will be collecting fresh fruits and vegetables for the Food Pantry so if you can, please bring something that comes from the earth. You can come and clean Stage Fort Park or take your bag and bring it to an area that you like to visit that needs some cleaning. Take an extra bag and separate the recycling from the trash. Organize a neighborhood cleanup, we can show you how. Contact Rose Lopiccolo at the DPW at 978-281-9785 or Patti Amaral at 978-412-4201 or visit our webpage at,. Thank you for helping us to “Keep Our Home Port Clean”.

More Info: Earth Day Cleanup Saturday April 27, 2013 from 9-12.

One thought on “Here Is Your Point Of Reference For All Things Gloucester Earth Day/Week 2013

  1. Hope to see everyone tomorrow morning at Stage Fort Park from 9-12, please bring fresh fruits and veggies….. Come on Down…..


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