Saturday Apr 22

Pleasant View Project - Earth Day Celebration

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Join us for our first big volunteer work day at Pleasant View. We'll be installing two huge beds of native plants -- each 30 feet by 70 feet. Matt Markoff is bringing equipment in to remove turf in the days before our project. On April 22 we will begin planting! Please invite family and friends to join us. We'll be inviting members of the local African American community, watershed groups, and faith groups to join in a community-wide effort to beautify this historic site. Over time our plantings will provide habitat and better storm water management too. Our website:

Please bring a shovel (or multiple shovels) and work gloves. We will have hundreds of plants to install. We'll also have time for volunteers to visit inside the colored school and talk with former students. Learn about how you can improve storm water management on your own property -- and tips on creating habitat with native plants. It's fine if you can't stay the full time -- come for as long as you can. Or contact Merikay about helping on another date. This project is a major opportunity for Earth Stewardship East to make a significant difference.

If you work with Scouts or other youth groups, consider including them in this project -- on Earth Day or some other time. We have several possible Eagle Scout projects that could be done on this property.

Please email Merikay at or signup on our Facebook page. We need to know who can help. Thanks!