Let’s celebrate Earth Day!
Suffolk County Legis. Rob Calarco (D-Patchogue), Brookhaven councilman Neil Foley and the Medford Taxpayers and Civic Association, Pat-Med Library and Medford Chamber of Commerce will be hosting free family-friendly events on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Medford Veterans Memorial Park. There will be earth-friendly demonstrations, yoga in the park at 10 a.m. and noon, crafts and free paper shredding, entertainment, safe medication disposal and refreshments and giveaways throughout the day. Rain date April 22. For more information, call 631-854-1400.
Free trees and compost
On Friday, April 20, the day before Earth Day, the Town of Brookhaven will hold its fifth annual tree seedling, mulch and compost giveaway at Town Hall in Farmingville from 3-5 p.m. It’s all part of supervisor Ed Romaine’s Greening Brookhaven initiative to distribute and plant 10,000 trees by the year 2020. Mulch and compost are available in bags or in bulk, so residents must bring shovels and containers to load it into their vehicles. All items will be distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. For more information, call 631-451-TOWN or visit www.brookhavenny.gov.
Residents of Brookhaven Town may also pick up free mulch and compost at the following town facilities beginning on Friday, April 20:
• Brookhaven Town Hall (residents only). South Parking Lot, One Independence Hill in Farmingville, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• Percy Raynor Park (residents only). Route 347 and Belle Mead Road in South Setauket, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Rose Caracappa Center (residents only). 739 Route 25A in Mt. Sinai, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Brookhaven Landfill (residents and commercial). 350 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven hamlet, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.
• Brookhaven Compost Facility (residents). Papermill Road in Manorville, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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