Moriah clean up

PORT HENRY - Moriah will do its part to save the world.

A community clean-up program will be held Saturday, May 2, to observe Earth Day.

Volunteers, including students from Moriah Central School and Adirondack Day care, will meet at 8 a.m. at the Moriah town hall, 14 Park Place, Port Henry.

Town trustee Paul Salerno said volunteers will be provided with vests, gloves, trash bags and other equipment needed to collect trash from roadsides.

"We're hoping for a good, successful day," Salerno said.

Earth Day, officially celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the environment. It was founded by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teaching opportunity in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year.

The United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969.

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