New England

April, 2003
Regional Report

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Earth Day at the New England Wild Flower Society
On Saturday, April 26, the New England Wild Flower Society will celebrate Earth Day at its botanical garden, the Garden in the Woods in Framingham, Massachusetts. The celebration runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and admission is free. The first 200 families will receive a free native plant, and there will be garden tours every half hour featuring the garden's early spring wildflowers. There also will be children's activities, garden sketching demonstrations, and a book signing.

Garden in the Woods is located at 180 Hemenway Rd., Framingham, MA. For additional information about this Earth Day Celebration, call the Gardens office at (508) 877-7630, ext. 3001, or visit the Web site at http://www.newfs.org

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Earth Day Network
The Earth Day Network is an alliance of 5000 different organizations in 184 countries, all working to promote a healthy environment. In addition to being a clearinghouse for information, including links to member organizations, the alliance also sponsors a number of programs. These include evaluating your "Ecological Footprint," "Put Down Roots -- Plant a Tree," and a car-free day. The emphasis is on getting involved on an individual, as well as community-wide, basis -- not just learning about the issues, but also doing something about them!

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