15 April 2017
You can enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate spring with your child through many upcoming Boston-area events and activities.
On Saturday, April 22 from 9 to 11 am, the Trustees of Reservations is celebrating Earth Day at the World’s End site in Hingham with activities and tours of their nature preserve (www.thetrustees.org).
On Saturday, April 29, all on one day, is the annual Charles River Clean Up from 9 am to noon at multiple sites along the river (crwa.org); the Massachusetts Audubon sanctuaries are hosting Work for Wildlife Day from 9 am to noon (massaudubon.org); and the not-to-be-missed annual Sheep Shearing Festival at Gore Place in Waltham is from 10 am to 5 pm with sheep shearing, sheep dog herding contests, a craft fair, food and music-and-dance performances (goreplace.org).
On Sunday, May 7th, from 11 am to 2 pm is Spring Community Day at Hall’s Pond Sanctuary off Amory Street in Brookline where you can help plant flowers, clean up the pond and learn about local conservation efforts.
On Saturday, May 13, Brookline High School is hosting a Cherry Blossom Festival from noon to 4 pm in the Quad (brooklinecherryblossom.com). You may also want to consider membership in the Massachusetts Audubon Society or the Trustees of Reservations to access hundreds of Massachusetts properties free-of-charge throughout the year and support local conservation efforts.