Showing posts with label earthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label earthday. Show all posts

Friday, April 22, 2022

Franklin's Event Outlook: Apr 22, 2022 to Apr 28, 2022

Seems to be a good weather forecast to be out and about this weekend as the school vacation comes to a close. Earth Day is today and celebrated with the town wide clean up on Saturday starting at Beaver Pond. Sunday features the LiveARTS fund raising concert. Monday evening meet the FHS Unified Basketball team that is going to represent MA at the Special Olympics later this year.

Saturday, April 23
9:00am - Franklin Earth Day
10:00am - Historical Museum (always free)

Sunday, April 24
1:00pm - Historical Museum (always free)
3:00pm - LiveARTS: Annual Fundraiser Concert

Monday, April 25
6:00pm - Meet FHS Unified Basketball Team & Celebrate

Find the full calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found   https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26

Community Calendar
Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Are you an Earth Buddy?

FM: What is Save Soil?
KP: The Save Soil movement is being initiated by Sadhguru, a yogi, mystic, and visionary who has 9 million volunteers across the globe. He initiated this movement because to address the oil crisis by bringing together people from around the world to stand up for Soil Health, and supporting leaders of all nations to institute national policies and actions toward increasing the organic content in cultivable Soil.

FM: You are a notary and presidential volunteer award recipient from Point of Light. How did you get involved with this Save Soil Movement?
KP: The Save Soil movement is not a protest, this is the responsibility of every human who lives on this planet. This is the movement to turn world attention to our dying soil. I am an earth buddy to help this effort.

FM: What could be a solution for Save Soil?
KP:  We have to bring back at least 3-6% organic content in the soil, by bringing the land under shade from vegetation, and enriching the soil through plant litter, and animal waste.

FM:  What can we do?
KP: Let's make the awareness of Save Soil to all. This has been a journey from GreenHeads to GreenHands to GreenHearts. Each and every one of us. Let us make it happen!!

FM: Is there any website?
KP: yes please see www.savesoil.org or sign your pledge at                  https://pledge.save-soil.co/kpsompally

FM:  Is there any action plan?  are you creating Save Soil awareness in New England area or Franklin?
KP: In Franklin, we haven't started yet, we will start soon. We just started a campaign to join to become earth buddies in Boston, let's make it happen!!!!

View the video message here -> https://youtu.be/SCHqnkR7600



Are you an Earth Buddy?
Are you an Earth Buddy?

Monday, April 18, 2022

Register to help Franklin clean up for Earth Day - Apr 23

The annual community clean up activities are scheduled for Saturday, Apr 23, 2022. For over 20 years, the Town of Franklin has conducted this event in an effort to educate the public on recycling, beautification, and general clean up of the town.

Earth Day is celebrated on Friday, April 22nd throughout the United States. Franklin will host their own Earth Day on Saturday April 23 this year! 

Keep Franklin looking beautiful by helping us clean our local parks, roads, schools, and town greenery!

Come to Beaver Pond to check in for 9 AM. Activities are usually completed by noon.

Earth Day is a great opportunity for High School Students to earn their volunteer hours!

You can pre-register at: https://franklinma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29880

Register to help Franklin clean up for Earth Day - Apr 23
Register to help Franklin clean up for Earth Day - Apr 23

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Newcomers & Friends: Bringing Earth Day Home - Apr 20

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Mosczynski and Susan Speers, volunteers with Metacomet Land Trust, will be joining us with a program on “Bringing Earth Day Home.”  The program will introduce the conservation group, with a focus on its work to preserve open space in Franklin since 1988. Metacomet is a member-supported nonprofit which serves 15 towns and is based in Franklin. 

To mark the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, Mosczynski and Speers will share a slide presentation on the group’s conservation work, education programs, and behind the scenes assistance to landowners and towns wishing to permanently preserve natural habitat. Metacomet’s local efforts include helping Franklin to connect town open space and Metacomet’s land. Metacomet is a 501-(c)-3 charity. More information can be found at www.MetacometLandTrust.org.

Bringing Earth Day Home
Bringing Earth Day Home

We welcome you to come join your friends and neighbors.  Meet us upstairs at "3" Restaurant on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30.  Hot and cold appetizers and beverages are provided.  No need to be a newcomer to the area . . . and no need to RSVP. Come make connections in your community.  We are a multi-generational club offering a wide range of activities for all ages with an emphasis on fun and camaraderie. We are a member driven organization and are always excited to welcome new faces and new ideas.  

Newcomers and Friends Club: April Meeting Update
Newcomers and Friends Club

Residents of Franklin, or any surrounding town that doesn't have a Newcomers Club, are welcome to join us. We run our meetings September through May, typically meeting the 3rd Wednesday of the month. We also hold many fun and varied events throughout the year to stay connected.

Look for us on our Meetup and Facebook pages for more information.

https://www.meetup.com/Franklin-Newcomers-Friends https://facebook.com/FranklinNewcomersFriendsClub


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Conservation Commission schedules clean up for DelCarte on Saturday, Oct 16

"A reminder the clean up of DelCarte is scheduled for this Saturday from 9:00 AM thru Noon. 
Refreshments, gloves, trash bags, masks (if needed) plus credits for clubs and schools …. Community Service 3 hours. 
We look forward to seeing folks there."

 

Franklin Conservation Commission
Shared from Facebook ->

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Franklin Interfaith Council Celebrates Earth Day by Planting Trees

Thursday, April 22nd was an unseasonably cold morning, but members of St John’s Episcopal Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints First Universalist Society of Franklin (FUSF), and Franklin Federated Church gathered to plant trees. “It was a wonderful way to celebrate God’s gift of Creation,” said The Rev. Kathy McAdams, Rector of St John’s and President of the Franklin Interfaith Council.

In preparation for Earth Day, McAdams led an online lesson with the St John’s Church School to discuss the many benefits that trees provide, such as erosion protection, filtering of the air we breathe and the water we drink, noise reduction, shade that reduces the need for air-conditioning, food and habitat for birds and other animals, food and raw materials for people, the fun of climbing them, and the beauty of looking at them.

The Interfaith group planted seven trees - maples, oak, cherry, and purple beech - at several sites in Franklin. The Department of Public Works chose the locations and dug the holes at Horace Mann Middle School, Franklin High School, Keller-Sullivan School, and the Community Garden at King Street Memorial Park. Participants, then, planted the trees, added compost, and have committed to continue watering the trees until they are well-established. McAdams added, “We give thanks for all that God gives us in Creation, and we show our gratitude by being good stewards.”

tree planted at King St Memorial Park, near the Community Garden
tree planted at King St Memorial Park, near the Community Garden


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

FM #524 - Talk Franklin - 04/23/21 (audio)

FM #524 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 524 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing and Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about: 
Earth Day
  • Not just Apr 22, and out about Apr 24 with clean up efforts
  • Climate and repercussions
Budget hearings
  • Apr 27 - Town (Administration, Clerk, Library, Senior Center, etc.)
  • Apr 28 - Safety (Police, Fire, MECC)
  • Apr 29 - DPW (also enterprise accounts for water, sewer, trash/recycle and stormwater fee proposal)
  • May 4 - Schools
Re-opening 
  • Mask, hygiene reminders
  • Rabies clinic info coming May 1
  • Pop up teaser
Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 31 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie.  Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/b56e5119-12cf-43e6-9ed8-c2bbd1e018af 

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Town of Franklin COVID-19 page = https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/vaccination-and-covid-19-data 

Town of Franklin budget page  https://www.franklinma.gov/town-budget 
Franklin Schools budget page  https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget 

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm). 
This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.
How can you help?
  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know
Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.
For additional information, please visit   Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com
The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
I hope you enjoy!
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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"
FM #524 - Talk Franklin - 04/23/21 (audio)
FM #524 - Talk Franklin - 04/23/21 (audio)


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Earth Day conversation starters for Franklin

Via Cobi Frongillo: 

"Some thoughts on this Earth Day to get our brain's turning on opportunities for local advocacy..."
Shared from Facebook: 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Join in the town-wide cleanup on Earth Day - Saturday, Apr 24

Earth Day is celebrated across the country on Thursday, April 22 this year.  However, the Town of Franklin is sponsoring Franklin Earth Day on Saturday, April 24, 9:00-12:00 PM with a clean up of the entire Town. 
 
Employees of the Franklin Recreation Department and Franklin Public Works will be on site at Beaver Pond to distribute trash bags and gloves along with maps of the sites we recommend for clean up.  

Community service letters will be given to students that need hours for school. 
 
100 tee shirts to the first 100 volunteers.  DPW will have 100 dogwood saplings as well

Register online
Join in the town-wide cleanup on Earth Day - Saturday, Apr 24
Join in the town-wide cleanup on Earth Day - Saturday, Apr 24


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Earth day Lecture Apr 22 - preregister before Tuesday, Apr 20

Hello, 

I wanted to remind everyone about the upcoming lecture on April 22 at 11:00 AM via Zoom. Join Dr. Jessica Pisano, Professor at Dean College, for a special Earth Day Lecture. This talk will focus on the impact of current environmental practices on emerging public health trends. Please use the link below to register. Tuesday, April 20 will be the last day to sign-up


Dr. Pisano has also pre-recorded a series of videos which are posted on our website: https://www.franklinma.gov/fsc (find links below).  Watch these informative videos prior to the lecture and Dr. Pisano will answer your questions!

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Erin Rogers 
Director, Franklin Senior Center

10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin, MA 02038
508-520-4945 (phone)
508-520-4917 (fax)

Video links

Earth day Lecture Apr 22 - preregister before Tuesday, Apr 20
Earth day Lecture Apr 22 - preregister before Tuesday, Apr 20


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

FM #491 - Talk Franklin - 03/12/21 (audio)

FM #491 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 491 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing and Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about: 

Pandemic and recovery, vaccines (not locally delivered), re-opening (Library 3/22)

Budget cycle starting

  • FinCom got preview of revenues
  • budget subcommittee meeting Weds
  • SchComm budget previewed Mar 9

ThinkFranklinFirst

Earth Day Registration

Senior Coffee hour 3/18 at 8:30 AM

Franklin Matters Q&A 3/18 at 1:30 PM

Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 31 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie.  Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e1f74225-b958-4790-8883-e1cb0ddbc442

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#Project Envoy - March schedule = https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/project-envoy/ 


#ThinkFranklinFirst gift cards = https://franklingiftcard.com/

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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.
 
How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.
 
For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/

If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

 

FM #491 - Talk Franklin - 03/12/21 (audio)
FM #491 - Talk Franklin - 03/12/21 (audio)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

The Town of Franklin Recreation Department and the DPW are organizing an Earth Day clean clean up this week! We have modified our traditional approach to Earth Day, and are asking volunteers to help pick up trash in key areas across town, on their own.

See Earth Day 2020 map here
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/2020_earth_day.pdf

When: 
  • Thursday, April 23, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
(no bags available on Friday, April 24th due to weather forecast)

Where: 
  • Pick up bags and gloves at Franklin Recreation Department at 275 Beaver Street in the parking lot.

We ask all volunteers to practice social distancing and wear protective masks and gloves when picking up bags and collecting trash. 

Please only take 2 per family to ensure we have enough for all participants. 

Once bags are filled with trash, we ask that you tie them up and leave on the side of the curb in a visible location. 

DPW workers will be picking up bags on Monday, April 27. 

Let's help clean up Franklin safely and responsibly. For more information or to contact us, please email: franklinrecreation@franklinma.gov

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pvG-VZZfAbBa5GJOWLwb3-SItQEMg2Ng/view?usp=sharing



Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Franklin Residents: Recreation COVID-19 News Update

Franklin Earth Day (50th Anniversary)
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/earth_day_flyer_final.pdf

Site Map
http://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/2020_earth_day.pdf

Playgrounds

All Town and Public Schools grounds, playgrounds, turf fields, grass fields, and the track are closed until further notice.

On April 21, the Recreation Advisory Board and Director of Recreation will discuss the spring sports season through a virtual meeting. An official decision should be announced on April 27th with the assistance of all youth sports presidents.

Hello Franklin! We have created a Trails and Walking Paths site to serve as a resource to our community. During these unprecedented times, it is important to get outside and de-stress, while practicing social distancing! We hope you find it useful. Be well! https://bit.ly/3bDgozC

Please practice social distancing and avoid groups
Please practice social distancing and avoid groups
Challenges and Contests

The Franklin Recreation Department is hosting the following challenges and contests to ALL residents during this stay at home quarantine. PRIZES will be awarded to the top winners and all winning videos and/or photographs will be posted on our website and social media.

https://sites.google.com/view/recdeptcovid-19contests/home?authuser=1

**REMEMBER these contests are to be done following the guidelines of social distancing. They are not to be done with a group of friends.**

https://sites.google.com/view/recdeptcovid-19contests/home
Franklin Residents: Recreation COVID-19 News Update

Sunday, April 19, 2020

FM #250 - Talk Franklin with Jamie Hellen, Anne Marie Tracey - 4/17/20 (audio)

FM #250 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 250 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing and Communications Specialist Anne Marie Tracey. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about how the Town Administrator exercised two of the ‘local options’ permitted under the State of Emergency previously issued by the Governor. Real estate and personal excise tax payments have been extended until June 1, penalties on the enterprise payments (water, sewer, etc.) are not to be applied for payments through June 30.

We talk about the local pandemic number now published weekly by the MA DPH. The issue we have discussed is that this number paints an incomplete picture of the pandemic as it is a total only of those tested, and the number of confirmed cases since day 1. This doesn’t show how many active cases there are.

We talk about the 50th anniversary of Earth Day coming up April 22, that it will be celebrated virtually, and over more than the one day (Wednesday). Additional info will be coming from the Recreation Dept.

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is helping Franklin businesses share their hours, gift card options,etc. This is also available for the residents so we can in turn help support the local businesses.

If a business believes they should be considered one of the ‘essential categories’, there is a form now posted on the Town coronavirus portal page to submit a request for reconsideration of their status.

The recording runs about 50 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Anne Marie

https://anchor.fm/letstalkfranklin/episodes/Current-Events-in-Franklin-41720-ecv057



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Franklin Downtown Partnership
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/fdp_press_release_4.15.pdf

Essential Service Designation Request form https://www.mass.gov/forms/essential-service-designation-request

Town of Franklin portal https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/coronavirus-information-portal

Franklin Public Schools portal https://www.franklinps.net/district/pages/franklin-public-schools-covid-19-closure-information-portal

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?
  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

FM #250 Talk Franklin with JAmie Hellen, Anne Marie Tracey - 4/17/20 (audio)
FM #250 Talk Franklin with Jamie Hellen, Anne Marie Tracey - 4/17/20 (audio)

Thursday, April 9, 2020

FM #239 Recreation Dept Director, Ryan Jette 4/02/20 (audio)

FM #239 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 239 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin’s Recreation Department Director Ryan Jette. We had this conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about the Recreation activities underway, those being planned/and or rescheduled as needed in these times. Stay tuned for a new date for Earth Day, hopefully we’ll get a date when we can be out and about.

We also hear about a couple of construction projects that are on hold right now. You’ll hear about the work at Fletcher Field for the new street hockey and basketball court and with the safety netting at the high school ball fields.

This recording runs about 18 minutes, so listen to my conversation with Ryan and see what the Recreation Dept will have in store for us post-pandemic.

Audio file: https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HWhFv1l7




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Recreation Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FranklinRecreationDepartment/

Recreation twitter account  https://twitter.com/FranklinRec

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?
  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know
Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


FM #239 Recreation Dept Director, Ryan Jette  4/02/20 (audio)
FM #239 Recreation Dept Director, Ryan Jette  4/02/20 (audio)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

FM #236 Karen Alves - Senior Center Pandemic Updates 4/03/20 (audio)

FM #236 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 236 in the series.

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Karen Alves, Director of the Franklin Senior Center. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about food services, “Meals on Wheels” can use volunteers, GATRA’s “Dial-a-Ride” has waived fees for seniors, the 50+ networking group is going virtual, an Earth Day lecture was recorded and the video will be posted to the Senior Center page on Apr 22.

Additional details on topics of our conversation can be found in the April issue of “The Franklin Connection” newsletter https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/apr20connection_-_copy_1.pdf

Two quick updates to add to our conversation that Karen realized we missed discussing:
  • For reassurance calls: "The Senior Center staff offers a weekly reassurance call for those who would like to receive one. Please call the Center at 508 520-4945 and leave a message."
  • For the mental health clinician: "A mental health clinician is available by telephone for elders needing assistance. Please call Gail at: (774) 307-3524 or (508) 657-2791." This program is available through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
This conversation runs about 20 minutes, so listen to my conversation with Karen and hear what the Senior Center is doing during this pandemic period.

https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HrsfSY07



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Tri-Valley, Inc delivering “Meals on Wheels” can use volunteers, please contact Gail Hamilton by calling 508-520-1422

Franklin Senior Center = https://www.franklinma.gov/fsc and specific updates for this pandemic period https://www.franklinma.gov/home/pages/senior-center-resources-and-support

The April issue of “The Franklin Connection” newsletter.
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/apr20connection_-_copy_1.pdf

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm).

This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

How can you help?
  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors
  • If you don't like something here, please let me know

Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/
If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com

The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.

I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"

FM #236 Karen Alves - Senior Center Pandemic Updates 4/03/20 (audio)
FM #236 Karen Alves - Senior Center Pandemic Updates 4/03/20 (audio)

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Earth day clean up at DelCarte - April 25 - Canceled

"It is with mixed emotion I announce the cancellation of the Earth Day Clean Up at DelCarte scheduled for Saturday, April 25.  

The Conservation Commission fully understands the current situation with COVID-19 and the effect it is having on all in Franklin and around the world.

We will not place any resident at risk for the sake of any event.

We hope to celebrate Earth Day next year and will make best efforts in the meantime to keep DelCarte one of the Town's Crown Jewels.

We wish you all good health.


William Batchelor

Chairman
Conservation Commission

Shared from the Facebook post:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1551606135109407/permalink/2566887723581238/


the floating walkway at DelCarte recently
the floating walkway at DelCarte recently

Friday, April 26, 2019

Earth Day - Beaver Pond - Sat, Apr 27 - 9 AM

For over 10 years, the Town of Franklin has conducted this event in an effort to educate the public on recycling, beautification, and general clean up of the town.

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd throughout the United States. Franklin will host our own Earth Day on Saturday April 27th at Beaver Pond from 9:00 AM - Noon.

We'll start at 9 AM with bagels and coffee and assigning clean up locations to all the volunteers. We have some kid friendly locations that are at parks and playgrounds. We also have some adult friendly locations along the edge of streets (Washington/Grove) that could really use a clean up. Not sure who litters anymore? But, we'll do our best to pick it all up. 

We will hand out trash bags and gloves to all the volunteers and ask that they leave them curbside for our DPW to pick up after the event. 

At 12:00 PM, we'll ask everyone to return back to Beaver Pond for a volunteer appreciation pizza lunch. We'll hand out community service certificates to all the HS kids that need them. Lets all pitch in to clean up Franklin!

Earth Day - Beaver Pond - Sat, Apr 27 - 9 AM
Earth Day - Beaver Pond - Sat, Apr 27 - 9 AM

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Earth Day 2010

Activities coordinated by Dave Dobrzynski as part of the Charles River Watershed Cleanup 4/24/2010

Earth Day 2010

Or go directly to Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_sherlock/sets/72157623798546859/

Friday, April 27, 2018

Earth Day Celebration - Saturday, April 28

Earth Day Celebration this Saturday April 28th from 9 AM - 12 PM at Beaver Pond

Earth Day Celebration - Saturday, April 28
Earth Day Celebration - Saturday, April 28
This was shared from the Town of Franklin page
http://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/earth-day-celebration-saturday-april-28th-9am-12pm-beaver-pond