Earth Day events taking place in Eastern Carolina

Earth Day events taking place in Eastern Carolina (

N.C. (WITN) – Earth Day is Friday and Eastern Carolinian organizations and residents are gearing up to do their part to help the planet.

Whether a community cleanup, an explanation of sustainable practices, or a celebration of Mother Earth we all call home, the East has much to offer.

Here are some of the Earth Day events taking place this weekend:

  • Washington (Sat., Apr. 23, 8 – 10 a.m.): Earth Day Community Cleanup, at Hodges Festival Park, hosted by Washington Harbor District Alliance.
  • New Bern (Sat. & Sun., Apr 22-23, both days from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.): Shreddable day Friday; individuals and businesses invited to bring paper to shred. Saturday, New Bern’s 4th Earth Day Celebration. Both days’ events are at Union Point Park and hosted by New Bern Parks & Recreation, Carolina Nature Coalition, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, River Bend Community Organic Garden, and New Bern High School Green Team.
  • Grifton (Sat. Apr. 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.): North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosting event of Earth Day activities at Contentnea Creek.
  • Fountain (Sun., Apr. 24, 2 – 5 p.m.): Local schools and environmental groups in Pitt County sponsoring Earth Day celebration with the Cypress Group of the Sierra Club at Green Roof Farm

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