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April 2, 2013

National parks presentation is Thursday


Northern Essex Community College will host its fifth annual electronics recycling drive April 16, rain or shine.

This free electronics recycling event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center parking lot on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. ACT Secured Recycling of Lawrence will collect outdated personal computers, laptops, fax machines, cell phones, electronics, copiers, wires and cables. No televisions, projection screens or household appliances will be accepted.

The event is part of the college’s celebration of Environmental Awareness Month. Environmental Awareness events are sponsored by the Northern Essex Liberal Arts Revitalization Committee and the NECC libraries. For more information, contact Linda Shea, director of library services, at 978-556-3423 or lshea@necc.mass.edu.

Annual Earth Day cleanup April 20

The city’s annual Earth Day cleanup will be April 20.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., for a brief kick-off and remarks from the mayor, and to pick up T-shirts, tools and snacks. The cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Citizens Center will serve as the registration and information center for the event. Gloves, tools, trash bags, leaf bags and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Volunteers can organize their own neighborhood or park cleanup, or can assist at another identified cleanup site. All cleanup locations are on city property.

Trash should be placed into plastic trash bags. Leaves and other yard waste should be put into leaf bags. Branches should be stacked in piles, and sand should be swept into piles and left on the street.

Major sponsors include the city, Haverhill’s Brightside, the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, Haverhill Bank, the Chicken Connection, Covanta and Magellan Aerospace.

Volunteers are encouraged to register online by searching for “activityreg haverhill,” which will bring you to the Haverhill Recreation Department page. Under “Register for Activities,” click on “programs” and look for “2013 City of Haverhill Earth Day Cleanup.” Follow the prompts to sign up to volunteer. More information is available by calling 978-374-2388, ext. 28.

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