Celebrate Earth Day with us!

ALBANY NY – The Albany Pine Bush Preserve will host its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The public is invited to volunteer on a variety of conservation projects in the Pine Bush. Projects will take place in different parts of the preserve and all equipment will be provided. All registered participants will meet at their worksite location and receive a commemorative sticker. Please dress appropriately for the weather and outside working conditions and bring snacks and water. Space is limited. Reservations can be made at www.albanypinebush.org/events or by calling 518-456-0655. The Albany Pine Bush Earth Day celebration is a free event.

“This is a wonderful day to meet many of our neighbors dedicated to helping the preserve” said Lead Educator, Jackie Citriniti. The event will consist of many different projects such as trash collection and tree planting. “It’s always amazing to see how much we get done in just a few hours! If you’re looking for a great way to contribute to helping a rare ecosystem right here in your backyard, join us on April 23rd to celebrate Earth Day” continued Citriniti.

John McConnell, a peace activist, first proposed Earth Day at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco to be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring, to honor the earth and the concept of peace.  A month later on April 22, 1970 Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin organized a second Earth Day as a national teach-in on the environment. Earth Day is now an annual occasion, a day on which events are held around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.


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