MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Green activities abound as part of Middletown’s Earth Day on Saturday, April 20. Start the day by helping at one of three township parks from 10 am to 2pm. Volunteers are needed to help with trail maintenance at the Coe Property located at 89 Sleep Hollow Road; trail mapping and establishment at the Campo Property located near Cottage Gate, Rt 36 southbound and for park pick-up at the Lincroft Village Green on Newman Springs Road. Closed toed shoes are required. Bug spray, bottled water and gloves are suggested.   

Head over to Poricy Park, 345 Oak Hill Road from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for an afternoon of fun, games and education. The afternoon will include a musical performance by Miss Sherri featuring Go Go Green; gardening tips and money-saving hints provided by Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station; native garden plant identification; the Follow a Drop of Water Workshop & Hike; a recycled arts and crafts display and workshop; and recycled games.  Free  Saplings will be given to the first 150 families. Recycling items to be collected at the event include electronics and crayons.

This special day is hosted by the Middletown Recreation Department, Middletown Cultural and Arts Council and the Poricy Park Conservancy. Visit www.middletownnj.org, middletownarts.org, or poricypark.org or call 732-615-2260 for more information.