Grab your gloves and buckets, and join the community in cleanup of the Linear Park path for Earth Day!
For the second year, local agencies will invite their staffs and families, and our community neighbors, to participate in a cleanup of this miles-long recreation asset. Agencies involved are the City of Battle Creek, Battle Creek YMCA, Calhoun County, Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan’s Heartland, Kellogg Community College, and Professional & Personal Wellness.
This year’s event will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 – Earth Day. The global event began in 1970 with protests about the negative impacts of industrial development. The Earth Day Network, which leads Earth Day worldwide, believes that more than one billion people in 192 now participate in this day of action.
We invite our community to join us at one of several checkpoints near the Linear Park path to join us for the cleanup: Battle Creek Department of Public Works, 150 S. Kendall St.; look for a tent set up near ANYbodies Playground at Bailey Park, 1392 Capital Ave. NE; the southeast corner of Jackson Street and Bedford Road, in the area of the boat launch; and the north parking lot near the path/river of the Calhoun County Justice Center, 161 E. Michigan Ave.
Each site will provide gloves, trash bags, buckets for glass, and hand sanitizer – while supplies last. We encourage those participating to bring their own supplies, when possible.
Join us for this afternoon of action, or participate on your own! Share your actions and photos with us on social media, using the hashtag #LPcleanup2018.