For 10 years Berlin has been celebrating Earth Day by hosting an annual Clean-Up Day.  On April 22nd individuals and teams that are interested in participating can meet at Stephen Decatur Park or Henry Park at 8:30am.  They will be able to participate in planting, weeding, raking and mulching to make the Town of Berlin beautiful. Supplies will be available for use, but if participants have their own, they would be greatly appreciated.  Rakes, shovels and and wheelbarrows are always needed!  At 11:00am at both parks there will be a free children’s activity.  Students from Salisbury University will also be at both parks with information about green initiatives.  There will also be a free lunch provided at Henry Park for volunteers.

If you have a particular area that you prefer to beautify outside of the two designated parks, you can schedule a trash pickup by calling 410-641-4314.  It is always rewarding to benefit an area your family regularly enjoys.  Make your favorite places even more special by sprucing them up!

Berlin’s Clean-Up Day kicks off the Take Pride in Berlin Week, which runs from April 22nd – 29th. This week will feature a photo contest, specials for locals and a general pride for America’s Coolest Small Town, the Town of Berlin.  Other great ways to celebrate pride in Berlin?  Attend local events, shop at small businesses in town, eat at one of Berlin’s fantastic restaurants, be kind to your neighbors, pick up a piece of litter during your daily walk and ensure Berlin remains a great place to be. If you’re interested in other local Earth Day events or ways to give back to the environment on Earth Day, take a look at these ideas.