, Newburyport, MA

March 20, 2013

Greenbelt to salute Mother Earth in April

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Essex County Greenbelt will look at sea level change in Plum Island Sound next month as part of its celebration of Earth Month in April.

Greenbelt has planned a variety of activities and volunteer opportunities next month that celebrate the planet, including nature walks, community clean-ups and a workshop on green landscaping practices.

On April 21, Dr. Anne Giblin will share her expertise on the changes in Plum Island Sound. After her talk, the group will lend a hand to keep the local waterways clean by collecting debris at Greenbelt’s Batchelder’s Landing property and the surrounding salt marsh in Rowley.

Also on tap is an urban birding outing in Lawrence with Ben Padilla from Groundwork Lawrence and photographer/naturalist Craig Gibson on April 7, a green-scaping workshop with Barbara Warren from the North Shore Greenscapes Coalition at Cox Reservation in Essex on April 14 and a walk at Cox Reservation with forester Mike Simmons on April 28. A Peeper Night to search for spring frogs with the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team is also being scheduled.

For more information or to reserve your spot for any of these outings, go to or contact Greenbelt at or 978-768-7241.