Martha’s Vineyard prepares for Earth Day on April 21


The 20th Annual Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) Earth Day Beach Clean-up is scheduled for 10 am to 12 noon on Saturday, April 21.

A VCS spokesman said the initiative is a way to encourage community support for Earth Day, and to develop an appreciation and respect for the natural beauty of the Island.

Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank has contributed advertising space and will sponsor the cleaning of Eastville Beach, according to a press release. Comcast will donate funds for a series of ads on WMVY, and the local radio station will broadcast live from Eastville Beach during the cleanup.

Participants will have an opportunity to sign up for a drawing, and kids will receive a special edition T-shirt by ShirtsbyTed, while supplies last.

More than 20 local organizations will participate in the cleanup at designated beaches around the Island. In appreciation of all who participate in cleaning beaches that day, VCS will sponsor a party starting at noon at the Tisbury Wharf Company on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven. Refreshmentswill include pizza, donated by Martha’s Vineyard Flatbread Company, desserts, and beverages.

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