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Where to Lend a Hand on Earth Day

From the April 2014 edition

Columbus is home to the largest Earth Day volunteer effort in the country, according to the Earth Day Network. Last year alone, Green Columbus mobilized 3,600 volunteers who clocked more than 11,000 service hours at 132 worksites. Below are just three of the many ways you can contribute. greencbus.org

Glen Echo Park Cleanup

When: 9 a.m. to noon, April 19

Where: Park is accessible via Cliffside Drive or Indianola Avenue, University District

Volunteers requested: 50

Ages: All

The goal: Pick up garbage, pull weeds and plant bare-root seedlings in historic Glen Echo Park. The cleanup area will also include the park’s creek bed.


School for the Deaf Tree Planting

When: 9 a.m. to noon, April 26

Where: 500 Morse Rd., Clintonville

Volunteers requested: 150

Ages: All

The goal: Plant 1,500 trees that will enfold a conservation easement near the Ohio School for the Deaf and the Bill Moose Run ravine.


Kossuth Street Garden

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 19 Where: 641 E. Kossuth St., South Side

Volunteers requested: 150

Ages: All

The goal: Get ready to clean, till and plant in the Kossuth Street Garden. Volunteers are encouraged to bring books for donation. There will also be music and dancing.