(Beaver Dam) Earth Day Beaver Dam is fast approaching, and the people of Downtown Beaver Dam Inc are again putting on some festivities to accompany their planned cleanup. This is the fourth year that the organization has been in charge of planning for the event. This year will include planting of four trees in downtown area. The first tree will be planted ceremoniously in the tree border on Washington street near the Beaver Dam Police Station, with the other three being planted in the grassy lot near Rogers Cinema. This will be accompanied by a volunteer staffed cleanup, focusing on the areas near Front, Spring, Mill, and Center streets.
Downtown Beaver Dam Inc’s Josiah Villman gave a quick overview of the cleanup plans. He says everyone will start from ground zero at the chamber and they will be able to take part in that tree planting. Villman says they will then disperse out and pick up some garbage and do some cleaning for a little bit and then head back to the chamber for several planned events.
Downtown Beaver Dam Inc’s Tekla Wlodarczyk-Nunez expressed a need for more volunteers. She says she would love people to come and join. Wlodarczyk-Nunez says they are having some donations of tools and rakes and gloves and bags to assist in their efforts.
Other events being held in conjunction with the cleanup efforts include Creepy Crawly Cool, a presentation of reptiles, starting at 11am at the Chamber building.
Tyjeski Family Chiropractic will be sponsoring free paper shredding and a non-perishable food item drop off from 9am till noon in the Tower parking lot.
The Beaver Dam Library is also getting in on the festivities as they will be hosting their own Earth Day event for kids and families where they will learn about making seed paper and coffee fossils starting at noon.
Following the downtown cleanup there will be an additional clean up scheduled for the BMX/Skate park from 1 to 4pm. Anyone sticking around at the Chamber building after the downtown cleanup can listen to a presentation about Sustainable Development from Archan Sramek at 11:15am followed by a presentation on Harvesting Blue Gold water reclamation techniques with Matt Wieneke at 11:45am.
Anyone wishing to volunteer their time to assist with the cleanup can simply show up to the Chamber building on April 21 at 9am, or can reach out to the Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. team at their website www.bddowntown.com or on social media at Facebook.com/bddowntown. You can also sign up to volunteer online at volunteerdodge.net and click on the link for Downtown Beaver Dam Earth Day Clean Up.