Mark your calendars!
April 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.: Malden’s Environmental Fair: Resource Booths, Activities, Recycling/Earth Day Activity Opportunities – official kickoff for Malden’s Climate Action Plan! – held at Pine Banks Park (Main Street, Malden). Malden River Works/Climate Action Plan/Wicked Cool Mystic – https://www.cityofmalden.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=715
April 22, 9:00 a.m.-noon: City of Malden’s Earth Day! National Grid, Bike to the Sea and Friends of the Malden River (FoMR) will meet and clean the Northern Strand Community Trail and Malden Riverbanks at Canal Street/Medford Street intersection.
April 29, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Malden’s Arbor Day Celebration: planting trees in Forest Dale Cemetery For more information go to https://www.cityofmalden.org/DocumentCenter/View/6392/Arbor-Day
May 14, 10:00 a.m.-noon: Happy Mother Earth Day with Idle Hands Craft Ales, Run Club of Malden and FoMR – neighborhood and river cleanup. Meet at Idle Hands at 9:30 a.m. There will be additional cleanups organized by Idle Hands, Run Club of Malden and FoMR – all starting with a 9:30 a.m. meetup at Idle Hands.
May 21, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Blessing of the Bay Boathouse in Somerville: Let’s bring Malden to the 27th Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle with the Mystic River Watershed Association: walking, running, paddling. Bike to the Sea will be hosting the 2023 Herring Ride, a free 14-mile bike ride, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Register for either event at https://mysticriver.org/calendar/2023/5/21/27th-annual-mystic-river-herring-run-and-paddle
June 3, 2:00-5:00 p.m.: Explore the Malden River with the Chinese Cultural Connection on the banks of the Malden River at River’s Edge (200 River’s Edge Dr.), Medford This will be Malden River Works Public Meeting #8 – family activities and Environmental Fair.
June 4 (Sunday), 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Bike to the Sea’s Annual Ride to the Sea (Nahant): “Getting better all the time!” Paved trail through Lynn! Check out https://biketothesea.org/
June 10, noon to 7 p.m.: Malden Porch Fest. For more information go to https://maldenporchfest.com/
June 17, 11:00 a.m. start: Juneteenth Freedom Celebration at Lincoln Commons: outdoor party with music, food and dance to celebrate African-American freedom and culture.
Support the Massachusetts Waterways with a Mass Environmental Trust license plate; plates can be purchased at https://www.mass.gov/guides/a-guide-to-purchasing-a-specialty-environmental-license-plate
Mission of the Friends of the Malden River: FoMR seeks to promote awareness of and interest in the Malden River, improve its water quality and increase access for public enjoyment. Check out the FoMR Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheMaldenRiver and website at https://maldenriver.wordpress.com for more information!