Earth Day

Walk for Mother Earth slated for April 21

Apr 07, 2018

A Walk for Mother Earth is planned from Sears Island to the Belfast Common on Saturday, April 21.

Participants are welcome to walk or bicycle for all or part of this 10-mile journey, and planned stops along the route ( at 1, 3, and 5 miles) will allow for both shuttling and parking so everyone can participate.

People can walk the final mile by joining the group on the east end of the Armistice Footbridge in Belfast around 2 p.m.

Interested participants are invited to gather at the causeway leading to Sears Island at 8 a.m. for an opening circle that will include acknowledging the ancestral territory of the Wabanaki people and their caretaking of this land and waters.

After a 1-mile segment from the causeway to the parking area at Route 1, the walk will proceed along Route 1 to Moose Point and then on to the Passagassawakeag River. From there walkers will continue across the Belfast footbridge and along the Harbor Walk, to the Belfast Common to enjoy the park, the Phineas Parkhurst Quimby Labyrinth, and a community picnic (BYO).

Co-sponsors of this event include the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, The First Church in Belfast, UCC, Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, Friends of Belfast Parks, Maine Chapter Sierra Club, Veterans for Peace, Jim Harney Chapter 003, and the Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church Belfast.

To volunteer to help, contact Meredith at dscampc321@gmail.com, Miriam at miriam.watkins.25@gmail.com, or reference the Peace and Justice Facebook page for ongoing information and walk details.

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