Earth APRIL 2023 Tree-L-C and Beyond Activities
Party for the Planet at Roger Williams Park Zoo
Saturday, May 6th, 9am-4pm (or any portion thereof)
This is an incredibly generous and amazing opportunity to put your organization in front of 6,000 RWP Zoo visitors. Reach out to Law-Rel at email@example.com for more information about tabling with other mearth-minded earthlings at this free, fun family event!
Plogging/Plawking Parties (Picking up Litter While Jogging or Walking) and Tree-Cookie Project
Dates booked thus far: Please join a festive Plog/Plawk or let me know if you want to lead your own!
Saturday, April 22, 8am-10am
In partnership with Downtown Providence Parks Network this group will meet at Burnside Park and then disperse in small groups to pick up litter throughout downtown sidewalks, alleyways and public green spaces for an hour. Trash bags, gloves and festive grabbers will be donated by the city. The group will then reconnect at Burnside for coffee and pastry from a local, downtown bakery. Help spread the message about the importance of trees by taking a tree cookie (or 6!) along on your plawk! Tree cookies are artfully designed tree-rings with tree facts. Hang these beautiful and educational tree cookies throughout downtown or take home to showcase in your own home, park and neighborhood. Any and all plawking questions can be answered by Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 2 Plawking Party
April 22, 8:00am-10:30am
Meeting at the Narragansett Boat Club (2 River Drive) and plawking our way along the Seekonk River shoreline. Trash bags, gloves and festive grabbers will be donated by the city. Returning to the NBC for coffee and pastry from a Ward 2 bakery. Help spread the message about the importance of trees by taking a tree cookie along on your plawk or take home to showcase in your own home, yard, park and neighborhood. Email email@example.com for more details about how to walk with Ward 2!
WARD 5 Plawking Party
Saturday, April 22, 10am-12pm
Meeting at 590 Pleasant Valley Parkway and plawking our way between city parks in the Mt Pleasant and Elmhurst Neighborhoods. Trash bags, gloves and festive grabbers will be donated by the city. Help spread the message about the importance of trees by taking a tree cookie (or 6!) along on your plawk or take home to showcase in your own home, yard, park and neighborhood. Finish the plawk at Triggs Memorial Golf Course for BBQ Lunch in celebration of your stewardship! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Ward 6 Plawking Party
April 22, 10am-12pm
Meeting at George West Park and plawking throughout the community for an hour. Trash bags, gloves and festive grabbers will be donated by the city. Plawkers will return to the park for coffee and local treats provided by a Ward 6 bakery. Help spread the message about the importance of trees by taking a tree cookie (or 6!) along on your plawk or take home to showcase in your own home, park and neighborhood. Email Huascar at email@example.com to get the scoop on all details!
Downtown Neighborhood Association Plawking Party
Friday, April 21, 8am-12pm (various locations)
In partnership Downtown Providence Parks Association and the Providence Riverboat Company, plawkers will meet at Providence Riverboat Co. landing (101 Dyer) and plawk throughout downtown and along the river-walk. Trash bags, gloves and festive grabbers will be donated by the city. Plawkers will return to headquarters to gather for coffee and pastry provided by a local, downtown bakery. Tree cookies will be available to take home to help spread the message about the importance of trees and tree care. To learn all details and to sign-up for this plawk, please email Kristin at Kristin@providenceriverboat.com
Walk with a Doc While You Plawk
Saturday, April 22m 10am-12pm
In partnership with our Walk with a Doc Fitness Program, join Dr. Mark Paulos and his crew of walkers at the Michael Van Leesten Pedestrian Bridge to plawk throughout the neighborhood while also discussing healthy lifestyle tips. Trash bags, gloves and festive grabbers will be donated by the city. The perfect way to conjoin a commitment to a healthy body and healthy planet. For more information email about this plawk email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
*These walks are an opportunity for community stewardship all year long and will become a part of our Fitness in the Parks programming with monthly opportunities to gather for plog/plawking parties throughout Providence!
India Point/Narragansett Brewery ED Volunteer Appreciation Kick-off Party
Friday, April 21, 5pm-7pm
Join us for a festive gathering for Earth Day ‘23 sponsors, volunteers, park friends and community partners to receive recognition from Earth Day ’23 organizers for their Earth Day ’23 efforts. Free food and one drink ticket as well as music and family-friendly activities for kids of all ages (especially kids and heart) will be provided. RSVP by April 14th and register for this FREE ED23 kick-off celebration here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-celebration-tickets-591571705897
Ances-Tree-Wrapping Celebration at the RWP Gateway Center
Saturday, April 22, 1-4pm
A community event involving Rhode Island Black Story Tellers (RIBS) and Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA). Families will gather at the Gateway center to write messages of gratitude on large, colorful ribbons that they will then use to decorate a tree on the Gateway grounds.
Participants with have the pleasure of listening to two, thirty minute tree tales as told by RIBS and RILA as well as get their hands dirty with some hands-on tree care sessions hosted by the Forestry dept. Expert tree climbers will also be on site to showcase the fun to be had in climbing trees carefully.
Stick around for food and beverage provided by local Broad St. vendors. RSVP by April 14th and register for this FREE event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ances-tree-wrapping-celebration-tickets-579300642817
Tree-L-C Walks, Talks and Climbs Featuring Providence Neighborhood Tree Planting Partnership (PNPP) and our City Forester at the RWP Gateway Center,
Saturday, April 22, 11am-4pm
Join your fellow tree lovers in helping to provide some much-needed Tree-L-C to our city’s young street trees. Learn skills and techniques that will help take care of street trees on your own block/street/neighborhood. This tree-L-C Workshops/work sessions includes tree pit clean-up and maintenance sessions led by PNPP staff and trained tree care volunteers.
Take a walk around Roger Williams Park with PNPP to discover some of the more notable trees in the park, learn about the Providence tree plan, urban forests, tree equity and why trees are so deserving of every day Tree-L-C. RSVP by emailing email@example.com
Roger Williams Park Arbor Day Bike Tour at the Gateway Center
Saturday, April 29th 1-4pm
Join Johnson and Wales students in an afternoon bike tour of Roger Williams Park and then refuel back at the Gateway with refreshments as we discuss the Providence Bike Infrastructure plan. Steer yourself over to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this FREE informational and inspiring ride.
RAIN DATE APRIL 30th
Decorate Tree Cookies at Providence Riverboat Headquarters and the RWP Gateway Center
(ongoing Earth April events)
Be a part of this citywide initiative to raise awareness of how important trees are to our health, community and planet by designing Tree Cookies (tree rings to hang on branches, yards, windows) that express notable facts about tree care, tree inequity, notable trees of Rhode Island and inspiring words celebrating trees!
To sign up for any of these FREE tree cookie parties contact:
Providence Riverboat Headquarters email@example.com
The Gateway Center firstname.lastname@example.org
Earth Day Activities at North Burial Ground
Saturday April 22, 8:30am-1pm
- Pollinator Garden planting and wood chipping at Randall Park
- Invasive species removal and rejuvenation of our ponds: Mostly focused on rainwater pond, cleaning out some of the mess and giving the area a good “spring cleaning”
- Tree Planting! Six mature trees need to take up permanent residence at NBG to provide a lush sightline and sound barrier. A small team of mighty volunteers would help to these trees in the ground in our city’s largest cemetery
- For a little something extra… NBG is hosting a Women’s History Tour as part of RI Historic Cemeteries Awareness Month at 2pm. After all the ED23 hard work, stay for refreshment and a tour of the many phenomenal women who have left their imprint NBG
To learn more or volunteer at NBG connect with Annalisa email@example.com
Earth April at the Museum of Natural History Planetarium Monday
April 10 – Sunday, April 16
Discover the diversity of our amazing planet, past and present! Explore the museum and see our new lobby exhibit, Flight of the Dinosaurs: The Origins of Birds that opens on Friday, April 7. From the ground under your feet to the sky above, come celebrate our dynamic planet with the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Roger Williams Park.
Special Earth Week Happenings:
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: discover seeds on the move, explore trees, learn about fossils, make a design-o-saur, special Earth Celebration museum quest and more1pm-2pm: Excellent Earth Activity Table
Cost: Free with museum admission
Participate in hands-on activities.
Please note: Due to building construction in the planetarium, there are no planetarium shows April 8 – 23
Other Chances to Get Your Hands Dirty in our Parks and Public Greenspaces on Earth Day
Davis Park, Saturday, April 22.
Details found by emailing Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverside Park, Wednesday, April 12.
Details found by emailing Clare email@example.com
Peace and Plenty Park
Contact Earth Day Co-Chair, Helene Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or learn more about the following locations and others opportunities throughout the city!
- Cabral Park, Tuesday, April 18 and April 21
- India Point Park, Friday, April 21
- Gano Street Park, Saturday, April 22
- Corliss Park, with PC students and Councilwoman Shelley Peterson, Saturday, April 22
RAIN DATE FOR ALL WARD PLAWKING/PLOGGING PARTIES and EARTH APRIL EVENTS (Ances-Tree Wrapping and India Point Park Celebration) SATURDAY, APRIL 29
Please consider using these hashtags when spreading the word about Earth Day 2023 on social media. Thank you in advance for all you do to help spread the
message of stewardship in our parks and public green spaces! #PVDED23 #TREELC #OUTSIDEEVERYDAY #GROWGREEN23 #PVDEARTHDAY #PNPP