Earth Day at Blackstone Boulevard

After a long and challenging winter, it’s a pleasure to see fresh beginnings in both parks, including new daffodils near the Trolley Shelter, flowering trees everywhere, and newly returned songbirds near York Pond.  As we spend more time outdoors, we often see with fresh eyes the importance of caring for these special places.

We invite you to join us in celebrating this Earth Day with “From Sticks to Mulch” on the Boulevard.  There are two ways to participate:

  • Pickup Sticks:  From now through this weekend, if you see a large stick (more than 1 foot long or thicker than your thumb) on the Boulevard, place it near a tree marked by a green ribbon and a sign. See below for map.

  • Sticks and Mulch: On Saturday April 23rd, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM we will consolidate stick piles so they can be collected and chipped, and we will add bark mulch around a few Boulevard trees.  Meet on the Boulevard at Rochambeau.

Alternatively, celebrate in your own way by taking your friends, family, or yourself on a stroll, a picnic, or even a scavenger hunt through the Blackstone Parks. We’ve included a fun list at the bottom of this email. How many items will you find while walking the trails?

As always, we thank you for your engagement and support in stewarding the parks we share.

Easy ways to join: