By Genoa Barrow | OBSERVER Senior Staff Writer

Earth Day Clean Up Set For April 23.

Sacramento will join millions around the globe in marking Earth Day on Saturday, April 23.

Local activities include the kickoff of the Florin Road Community Beautification Project.

The Florin Road Community Beautification Project  is a public outreach campaign, youth engagement and beautification effort to improve the area from Tamoshanter Way through Franklin Boulevard on Florin Road. The project will coordinate with Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum, Luther Burbank High School, Florin Road Partnership, local non-profits, and businesses to address litter and illegal dumping hot spots.

The day kicks off at 9:00 a.m. with a breakfast provided by Florin Road Partnership, located at 5501 66th Avenue #200. Volunteers will be assigned different areas to clean up litter near Florin Road from Franklin Boulevard down to 24th Street.

An Earth Day celebration hosted by the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum and Florin Square Development Corporation will be held at 12 noon at the Florin Square Business Complex, 2251 Florin Road. The celebration is free and all ages are welcome to attend. 

There will be outdoor activities for kids including watercolor painting, planting seeds, and learning about how to protect local waterways from trash and pollution.

Museum staff will also inform the community about the public art planned for the Florin Road corridor and opportunities to sign up to participate in SOJO’s docent, mural training and other chances to volunteer this summer. 

Earth Day 2022 is focused on accelerating solutions to combat climate change and activate everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses – to do their part.

The Florin Road Community Beautification Project is a collaboration of government, businesses and community members working together to beautify the corner of our earth, provide opportunities for youth to be a part of solutions to prevent littering, and create an area where people will enjoy walking and taking public transit.  

The goal is to get more children and youth to be concerned about taking care of their environment.  Organizers are seeking to gather 200 or more children and youth to participate.

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