The North Fork is a very earthy place. And with Earth Day coming up on Sunday, the following organizations are offering these ways to pay tribute to Mother Nature:
, April 21 at 10 a.m.: Join your friends and neighbors for a little fresh air and exercise during a Saturday road clean-up starting at New Suffolk Beach. A pair of work or garden gloves and strong, comfortable shoes are recommended.
on Shelter Island, April 21 at 1 p.m: Celebrate Earth Day weekend on Shelter Island. Head to the Mashomack Visitor Center for food, stories, music. John Porcino, a storyteller and musician, will perform. A nature-themed scavenger hunt will also be held.
April 22, at 10 a.m.: Join members of the North Fork Audubon Society at their giant yard sale atin Greenport on Sunday. Pollinator plants, shade grown coffee, reusable shopping bags will be available for purchase. Learn more about their campaign to reduce, reuse and recycle. There will be crafts, exhibits, and children's activities. Come early for a bird walk at 8 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Teens, bring your gently used clothing for own teen swap corner. Food will be available from the lunch truck of North Fork Table & Inn. For more information call 477-6456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
, April 22 at 1 p.m.: Head to Shelter Island's Sylvester Manor on Sunday for food, stories, music and a chance to get in the Guinness Book of World Records. A picnic will be held in the windmill field as part of The Nature Conservancy's global "Picnic for the Planet." They are trying to break the Guinness Book record for hosting the biggest worldwide picnic. Fresh egg salad sandwiches will be for sale or bring your own food.
5. You can celebrate Earth Day on Sunday and during most weekends on the North Fork at various guided walks through the vines. Castello di Borghese hosts their on April 22 at 1 p.m., or try the on April 22 at 1:30 p.m. Get a glimpse of the vines during