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Friends of the Malden River upcoming events

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  The Friends of the Malden River (FoMR) monthly meetings fall on the second Monday of each Month via Zoom (April 10 from 6:30-7:45). Their next in-person meeting should happen in May! The Meeting will include updates:

  • Wicked Cool Mystic
  • Malden’s Climate Action Plan
  • Malden River Works (Malden)
  • Rivergreen Park (Everett)
  • Wellington Way (Medford)
  • Urban Media Arts (UMA) Environmental Media (also involved with Wicked Cool Mystic)

  Topic: Friends of the Malden River Monthly Monday meeting.

  Date: every month on the second Monday (until December 11, 2023 [10 occurrences] – April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11).

  Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82314046816?pwd=SkZRdWhlMjA3RE40ZnpDMUo0N1lIdz09

  Meeting ID: 823 1404 6816

  Passcode: 843954

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  +13092053325,,82314046816# ,*843954# US

  Cleanups with Tufts University/Tisch College of Civic Life/Athletic Teams

  • Friday, April 7: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; rowing and track combo.
  • Saturday, April 8: after rowing event at 11 a.m.; swim team and Leonard Carmichael Society volunteers.
  • Sunday, April 9: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; rowing and track combo (for those not celebrating Easter).

  Earth Day with the City of Malden (two dates): Green Malden Faire: Saturday, April 15, 1-4 p.m. at Pine Banks Park– rain or shine – an environmental fair featuring activities, informational booths, paper shredding, Blue Bikes, Bike to the Sea Bike Kitchen demo, shrub seedling giveaway, and more!

  April 22: Malden River cleanup with National Grid Team – details to follow.

  Cleanups with Idle Hands Craft Ales: Idle Hands Craft Ales with FoMR and Run Club of Malden (with cheers afterwards): Meet at Idle Hands (89 Commercial St., Malden) at 9:30 a.m. Cleanups (Neighborhood and River) start at 10-noon. These will be promoted by Idle Hands.

  • Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Earth Day Cleanup
  • Saturday, July 29
  • Saturday, September 9 – Oktoberfest!
  • Saturday, October 21

  June 3, 2-5 p.m. at River’s Edge: Explore the Malden River with the Chinese Cultural Connection: Environmental Education for all ages sponsored by Malden River Works, FoMR and the Mystic River Watershed Association. A wonderful family event for everyone!

  And the grand finale for the spring of 2023! June 10: Malden’s PorchFest. Let’s represent the Malden River during the PorchFest! FoMR will be applying for a venue! Let’s gather ideas! We can make: Music, Spoken Word and Poetry, DJ/Dance! Be on the Malden River via canoes? This will be a fun commitment! Please contact FoMR via email (friendsofthemaldenriver@gmail.com) if you would like to join the fun!

  As we all know, the following adage is so true: Many Hands Make Light Work (and creates light within our community). FoMR will be posting these events and looking for Friends to join in with small tasks to create successful events.

  Support the Massachusetts Waterways with a Mass Environmental Trust license plate; purchase an Environmental Trust Plate: https://www.mass.gov/guides/a-guide-to-purchasing-a-specialty-environmental-license-plate

  Mission of the Friends of 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 their Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheMaldenRiver and website: https://maldenriver.wordpress.com/for more information!

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