Happy Earth Day, Southborough

Purple flowers with birch

Here are some ways you can celebrate Earth Day in Southborough.

Clean up your ‘hood
There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day in my opinion than by working in your own community. And here’s your chance. Southborough’s 19th Annual Earth Day Clean Up will take place on Saturday May 2. Why not get a group of your friends and neighbors together and adopt a section of town to spruce up?

To adopt a street or area, call the DPW at 508-485-1210. But you can also just show up the morning of the event and get an assignment.

Find more information about the clean up on the town website.

Save some water
Did you know that one inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof yields 623 gallons of water? Why not capture it for use in your garden and help lower your water bill at the same time. You can buy a discounted rain barrel through the town of Southborough, but you have to act quick. The offer ends Friday.

Plant something
Head to Gulbankian’s (map) or your favorite garden center and buy yourself some pansies. Plant them where they’ll make you happy every day. Or get a jump start on your vegetable garden by planting some seeds indoors. Can’t you just taste those late summer tomatoes?

(Photo taken at Tower Hill Botanical Garden. For more, see my flickr photostream.)

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Karen Galligan at Sbro DPW
15 years ago

It’s not too late to sign up to participate in Southborough’s 19th Annual Spring Clean-Up! Please call the DPW to sign up 508-485-1210.

This year we will have saplings available, along with pizza, soda and ice cream, for all participants at 11:30 at the Town Gazebo.

Hope to see you at the DPW on May 2nd at 8:30am!

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