Today is Earth Day! A worldwide observance with the purpose is to raise awareness about important environmental issues. The first Earth Day took place in 1970. Many people believe that the first Earth Day celebration marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement.

The Flint River Watershed Coalition will host its annual Flint River & Community Cleanup, Saturday, April 27th from 9:00am-12:00pm.

They have sites across Genesee and Lapeer Counties.

The Lapeer cleanup will include Rotary Park, Hunter’s Creek and Farmer’s Creek.

 All volunteers for Lapeer check in at Crampton Park.

Go to for more information and location details.

The Cleanup is an opportunity for the community to make an immediate and important difference where they live, work, and play.  Volunteers work together to clear unsightly trash and debris from along the Flint River, its tributaries, and area parks. Last year, over 17 tons of trash was cleaned up.