Please join us on Earth Day, April 22 when we partner with the Township of Maplewood to restore the missing eighth elm of Memorial Park's Eight Elms Memorial, commemorating the eight Maplewood citizens who died in WWI. This April marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the war.
Volunteers can help plant the new tree, a disease-resistant American elm cultivar (the Princeton elm), spread mulch around the other seven elms, and spruce up the area around the flagpole and dedication boulder, which are also part of the memorial. Bring gloves, rakes, and shovels, and meet at the flagpole across from the train station near Dunnell Road at noon on Saturday, April 22.
Or just come out to learn more about the Conservancy! We welcome your participation and your support. Annual memberships are $25 -- visit our website at maplewoodmemorialparkconservancy.org to become a member, or sign up on the day of the event.
Other activities in the park on Earth Day will be a Rahway River Cleanup and Community Picnic held by the Maplewood Environmental Advisory Committee. For more info on that event, visit www.maplewoodisgreen.org