Let’s Cleanup Norwood!

Bella Caggiano
Join in 2019 Earth Day Norwood.
Issue Date: 
April, 2019
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There are many opportunities for Norwood residents to participate in Earth Day, and contribute right here in their hometown! Reserve Sunday, April 28, to help keep this wonderful town litter free and thriving! This is a fabulous opening to introduce children of the importance of preserving the environment, and making a difference right here where they live and play.
The event starts with a FREE community yoga class on the Town Common, compliments of Bethany Dupree. This is a great introduction for yoga newcomers and a great resource to try it out!
For those not familiar, ‘Plogging’ is a combination of jogging and picking up litter. Join Charles River Running with this energetic option to help clean up Norwood!
Taking center stage for the day is the Community Cleanup. Residents can choose a location of their choice and help sweep the place clean! Locations are listed below and can sign up at www.progresnorwood.org. Volunteers should be 16 years old and up. Volunteers will be provided with gloves, trash and recycling bags, and a ticket for a free slice of pizza to be redeemed before the fair starts at 11:30.
The Earth Day Fair will be held on the Town Common and will include activities, music, and more for all ages. For two hours, swap out an outgrown bike for a better size (bring your child’s gently used bike), purchase a helmit for only $5, bring small household items and laptops to the Fix-It station, all while enjoying music from The Unlikely Strummers and Band Gig School of Music.
Schedule of events:
8-8:45 a.m
Free Community Yoga on the Common with Bethany Dupree
9-10:30 a.m.
Plogging with Charles River Running on the Town Common
9:30-11 a.m.
Community Cleanup (register at progressnorwood.org)

11:30-1:30 p.m.
CELEBRATION on the Town Common with activity booths, live music, and more!
Community Cleanup Locations:
Balch Elementary School
Bond Street Tot Lot
Callahan Elementary School
Cleveland Elementary School
Coakley Middle School
Father Mac’s Playground
Hawes Pool/Miller Rec Complex
Murphy Field
Norwood High School
Oldham Elementary School
Prescott Elementary School
Winslow Street Field
Many non-profit organizations, as well as municipal departments will be participating in the event, including, Progress Norwood, Norwood DPW, Norwood Parks and Rec., and the Morrill Memorial Library.
For more information, email knealrizzo@gmail.com or japrea06@gmail.com.