Milford celebrates Earth Day with cleanups on Saturday

Milford will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, May 11, marking its eighth annual Milford Earth Day event. Milford residents are invited to take part.

Milford Earth Day is unique in that private citizens, businesses, civic organizations, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts work together to clean and beautify the parks and beaches in the city and then celebrate with an afternoon of fun, food and prizes. This year, organizers plan on continuing habitat restoration work with six projects at Eisenhower Park, Mondo Ponds and Myrtle Beach.

An Earth Day committee also will send crews out across town to participate in a number of beach cleanups. Free bus rides and all cleanup supplies are available to those who attend the morning registration at Eisenhower Park.

After working, residents will be invited to stick around at Eisenhower Park for an Earth Day fair with food, games, guest educators, and lots of prizes.

Recyclables will be collected, too. Donations of bottles and cans will support Habitat for Humanity, old electronics will support Milford public schools and unused clothing will support Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Details are available at Volunteers are invited to register online.

Following is the schedule of events for Saturday, May 11.

8 a.m., registration at Eisenhower Park.

8:30 a.m., oening ceremonies.

8:45 a.m., buses leave to litter cleanup sites.

12:30 p.m., buses pick up volunteers at clean up sites.

1 p.m., lunch, green exhibits, vendors, games, contests, and more at Eisenhower.

3 p.m., event closes.