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Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities

April 22, 2024

See below for various ways to get involved on Earth Day.

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Saturday, 4/13/2024 - Community Cleanup Project, 10AM-12PM, Bethlehem Skateplaza, 1325 Steel Ave, Bethlehem PA 18015.

Contact:  Anna Smith,, (610) 807-9337.

Description: All clean-up supplies will be provided. Registration is not required, but folks can let us know they are coming here: We ask that anyone under the age of 18 attend with an adult, or if high school age provide a parent/guardian’s permission to participate.


Saturday, 4/13/2024 - Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, 9am to 11:30am

Description - The Morning Star Rotary Club of Bethlehem is partnering with the Monocacy Creek Watershed Association to organize a stream clean-up. 

Tasks involved will be picking up litter, in particular plastic, along the banks of the Monocacy Creek.  Sturdy hiking shoes and gloves are strongly recommended.  It would also be a good idea to bring water for your own hydration. Bags for depositing the litter will be provided by Monocacy Creek Watershed Association. 

There is no limit to the number of volunteers who can participate as we can work in two directions of the Monocacy Creek area.  Younger children are welcome as long as their parents will be there to supervise and monitor their safety. Parking - At Burnside Plantation and St. Luke's Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center building adjacent to Burnside.  I would suggest parking in the Moravian College lot and walking to the Burnside Plantation.

Contact for updates on the status of this event: Rick Morrissey,


Saturday, April 13 at Laubach Park, 1630 Lehigh Ave, Allentown 18103, 9 AM - until the last tree is planted

Sunday, April 14 at Green Acres Park, 2702 Green Acres Dr, Allentown 18103, 9 AM - until the last tree is planted

Contact: Michele Lopez at

Description: We need volunteers to help plant new bareroot trees. All ages welcome. Come ready to dig in!



Tuesday, April 22 and EVERY day of the year – The Gress Mountain Ranch, The Gress Mountain Ranch, 3264 Highland Road, Orefield, PA 18069; 9 AM – 12 noon

Contact: Kathryn Gress, 610-398-2122,

Description: Animal Care Volunteers are needed for cleaning pens, cages, stalls and pastures; feeding, exercising and providing for the general care of the animals. Volunteers may also provide assistance with grounds maintenance ensuring the ranch facilities are safe and presentable for animals, guests and clients. Minimum age with parent/guardian supervision is 10 years old, without supervision is 14 years old.


Saturday, 4/27/2024 – Mountain View Drive (Route 563) from Deerwood Lane north to Pheasant Run Road and then south back to Deerwood Lane. 8:30 AM

In order to help out you must be registered with the DCNR as a volunteer. If you are not registered go to  If you can help out, please email Helen Maurella at I will send a reminder email about a week before the event.

Description: The Friends of Nockamixon State Park has adopted a portion of a highway (Route 563) near the park. Meet at Park Office Parking Lot, 1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown, PA 18951. Dress Code: Long pants and sleeves (poison ivy always around). Safety Clothes: safety vests & glasses will be provided along with gloves, if you have your own please bring them


Saturday, 4/27/2024 Jim Thorpe Earth Day Lehigh River Clean Up, 1 Susquehanna St., Jim Thorpe 18229

Contact: Shelli Holland, 570-325-2079

Description: The Jim Thorpe Earth Day Lehigh River Clean Up will meet at the Gazebo in the Josiah White Park by the train station at 8:00 am. on April 27th (rain date Sunday, April 28th.) There will be trash bags, gloves and safety vests for all volunteers, The 4-hour clean-up begins at Highland Beverage and ends at the Jim Thorpe Market. Please call Shelli to register your group.


Saturday, 4/13/2024 - SouthSide CleanUp, 10AM-12PM, Lehigh University, 1 Farrington Square, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Breakfast served at 9:30am. 

Contact:  Adrienne McNeil,, (610) 758-5834. We do not have a sign up. Anyone is welcome. 


Saturday, 4/27/2024 – Slate Belt Cleanup, 9:30AM-12PM, Slate Belt Rising, Boroughs of Bangor, Wind Gap, Pen Argyl, and Portland.

Contact:  Brian Fenstermaker,, (484) 523-0900.

Description: We will have teams in 7 municipalities. Volunteers can sign up here:  Leading up to the event we will provide the location to meet that morning and where volunteers will be picking up litter. Supplies are provided. Bangor Borough Councilwoman Marissa Donnelly, and State Representative Ann Flood are organizing this annual event.


Saturday, 4/20/2024 - Slatington Clean up, 9AM-12PM, Slatington Parks & Rec Commission, 524 W. Church Street Slatington, PA 18080.

Contact:  Lisa Fisher,, (610) 767-9326.

Description:  Town clean up as well as Trout Creek , and parts of the Lehigh River.


Saturday, 4/20/2024 - Pick Up the Poconos – Rain or Shine, 9:30AM-12:30PM

Contact:  Liz Blose,, (570) 402-0265.

Description:  The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau's Pick Up the Poconos Day will take place across Carbon, Monroe, Pike & Wayne Counties on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, April 10, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. Minimum age 18. To register or learn more, please visit


Saturday, 4/20/2024 - Nockamixon Clean Up Day, 9AM-11AM, Rain or Shine, Nockamixon Township.

Contact:  Joan Tanner,, (610) 847-5058.

Description: Trash bags, gloves and safety vests will be available for pick up at the Nockamixon Township Building 589 Lake Warren Road on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday between 9 am and 3 pm beginning Wednesday April 17th. Let us know which road(s) you would like to work on. Trash bags can be left on the side of the road for pick up.  For more information, please visit our website


Sunday, 4/21/2024 - Earth Day Cleanup, 1:00PM-3:00PM, Metropolitan Community Church of the LV, Sand Island 56 River Street Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Contact: RSVP to

Description: Meet at the Ice House at 1pm. All welcome to help out, any children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Sunday, 4/28/2024, Whitehall Parkway Perimeter Clean-up, Whitehall Parkway South Church St Parking 4690 S. Church St., 8:30AM – 11AM

Contact: Deb Rosene,  908-419-5363

Description: Join the Whitehall Township EAC as we clean-up the roads surrounding the Whitehall Parkway. Fire Police will be closing the roads for our safety. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and long sleeves. Gloves will be provided.


Saturday, 4/20/2024 – 13th Annual Keep Slatington Beautiful, Meet at Slatington Borough Maintenance Garage on West Church St., Slatington, PA 18080, 9AM.

Contact: Robert Stettner,, 610-554-4099.     

Description: Areas to be cleaned will be borough-owned and operated recreation facilities in the borough and include the Walnut Street Playground, West End Playground, Victory Park, The Fish Pond, Slatington Memorial Park, Slatington Trailhead, and the Slate Heritage Trail from the Slatington Trailhead continuing westward to the Washington Township boundary line. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided to all participants at the conclusion of the cleanup at a location to be announced. There is no rain date for the event this year, the cleanup will be held rain or shine, although heavy steady rain will cancel the cleanup.


Saturday, 4/20/2024 – South Whitehall Cleanup, Covered Bridge Park (2466 Wehr Mill Road) 9AM–12PM (registrants can arrive at 8:30am).

Contact:  Lynn Matula,, 610-398-0401.

Description:  We will be mulching, cleaning up debris, and possibly doing some other minimal landscape spring cleaning. There is no limit to the number of volunteers, and no age limit per say, but minors should be accompanied by parents/guardians. Register in our Online Portal and let us know you're coming! Registration is not mandatory, but helps us plan our efforts, and ensure our volunteers all have free Water and supplies! Can't Commit? Drop-ins are always welcome.


Saturday, 4/20/2024 Catasauqua Downtown Spring Cleanup, Meet at Borough Hall,9AM-11AM

Contact:  Kim Brubaker,

Description:  Garbage bags & gloves provided


Saturday, 4/27/2024 – D&L Trail, meet at Taylor House Brewing, 4PM

Contact: Kim Brubaker,

Description: Start out at Taylor House Brewing for an educational hike along the Catasauqua - N. Catasauqua section of the D & L Trail. End the hike at Taylor House Brewing for music, food truck, and hear about future trail plans.


Saturday, 4/27/2024 – Hugh Moore Park, Easton, 9AM-12PM

Description:  For Celebrate Trails Day, join DLNHC for our annual clean up at Hugh Moore Park, home of the National Canal Museum and the D&L Trail. Volunteers will break into groups for various activities including litter clean-up, prepping for educational field trips, clearing branches, planting flowers, painting, and more. Register here (scroll down to application form.)


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