Earth Day Celebrations In Neighborhoods

News release from Mayor’s Office


Bridgeport is getting into the spirit of Earth Day with events for all ages. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in events such as a cleanup at Beardsley Park, maintaining newly planted trees at Seaside Park, attend Park City Music Hall’s Earth Day celebrations, and much more.

Mayor Ganim stated, “Although Earth Day brings out many new events in Bridgeport, I encourage residents to participate in ongoing projects and initiatives to help maintain our City’s environment. My hope is that Bridgeport residents can make the most out of this weekend and remain mindful of the many ways we can continue working towards protecting our planet.”

Ongoing initiatives in the City are as follows:
— Celebrating over 250 trees planted within the City of Bridgeport
o Beardsley, Seaside, Waterview, East Side, Black Rock, Hollow, West Side
— Numerous community driven cleanups through Park City Pickin It Up
— Habitat restoration at St.Mary’s by the Sea Ash Creek
— New trees installed in Downtown with native plantings
— Bioswales/Rain gardens in Downtown to reduce flooding
— Pollinator gardens being installed in City
— Greenhouse gas inventory, nearing completion
— Complete Streets guide in development
— Tree guidance document for residents
— Adopt a tree program and adopt a rain barrel program
— Support of community gardens across the City
— Pequonnock River Trail
— Recycling awareness campaign
— LED upgrade projects (Energy Efficiency)
— Hydrogen fuel cells
— Waterfront access and redevelopment projects, Sliver by the River with TPL
— Beautification and land rehabilitation at Helen Street lot

The full list of Earth Day events is listed below, with corresponding links for more information.

April 20th, Tree Planting Event at Burroughs Community Center (Tree Planting)

April 22nd 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Celebrating Earth Day at Seaside Park as the Community Impact Day Group will be maintaining newly planted trees and creating art in the park with local artists (Meet at the Arches at Waldemere and Park Ave)

April 22nd, Earth Jam ft The Earth Day Allstars with members of Honeydew at Park City Music Hall (Economic Development)

April 22nd, Earth Day DJ Set at Berlinetta Brewing Co (Downtown economic development)

April 22nd, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Trust for Public Land, Groundwork Bridgeport, and Waterfront Advisory Board for Community Impact Day at Seaside Park in Bridgeport (Waterfront access, urban canopy management, trees)

April 22nd, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Green Village Initiative Spring Kickoff!

April 22nd, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Green Village Initiative Saturday Farm Volunteer Days (Community gardens and farming)

April 22nd, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Beardsley Zoo Party for the Planet

April 22nd, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Beardsley Zoo Beardsley park and Pequannock River Cleanup


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