It's going to be a busy weekend in Troy. Earth Day kicks off this Saturday with groups from around the city cleaning selected area's of their choosing. This year, 31 groups have registered projects with the city for the yearly mass cleanup.
Bags and volunteer tee shirts will be distributed on Friday (4/24), at the Knickerbacker Ice Rink, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for pre-registered groups.
The Earth Day clean up will begin bright and early on Saturday, April 25. For those who will need additional compostable bags, or a trash pickup, I'll be providing a contact phone number on this blog later in the week for groups to call. Residents of Troy may bring light bulbs, batteries, computer components, and televisions to the Alamo in South Troy, on Main St, near the county jail. This service is free of charge with proof of residency. If anyone is in need of wood mulch, residents are invited to go to Frear Park, at the North Lake Ave. entrance on the 25th, and take what you need. There are three Fucillo HUGE piles composting, just waiting for someone to work them back into the Earth!
On Sunday, April 26, the annual Earth Day festival will be held at Knickerbacker Ice Rink, from 1 - 4:00 p.m. This long standing tradition features a day of music, food, & eco friendly products. A face painter will also be on hand for the children. A performance by East Coast country sensation, Loose Cannon Live will highlight the afternoon. This 10 piece country horn bands leader, Greg Simmons has been a longtime eco-sensitive, vocal proponent for a 'greener' Earth.
Residents may also bring up to 50 lbs. of paper products to the festival for security shredding. I hope you will join us for the work & fun this weekend.
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