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  • Terry Rumsey

Hundreds Join KMG to Celebrate Earth Day 2022

More than 250 people, including Daisy Girl Scouts, elected officials, high school students, and an American folk music legend, joined with Keep Media Green this past weekend to celebrate and commemorate Earth Day 2022.

KMG kicked off Earth Day weekend on Friday evening with a benefit concert performed by John McCutcheon for 130 people at the Media Community Center.

McCutcheon, a singer-songwriter, storyteller, and masterful multi-instrumentalist, amazed the audience with his versatile musical prowess, charmed them with touching and humorous stories, entertained with songs he had written this month and over the past fifty years, and inspired with lyrics that told the tales of activists and people’s movements, past and present.

KMG volunteers worked from dawn to dusk on Friday to transform the Media Community Center into a colorful, warm, and welcoming concert venue that produced a memorable evening for an audience gathered together to celebrate our home planet and to support the hometown movement to conserve waters, wildlife, and woodlands to Keep Media Green.

View more concert photos here.

On Saturday morning, a dedicated and spirited workforce of 125 KMG volunteers commemorated Earth Day by planting trees and tackling English ivy at Houtman Park, cleaning the stream and removing invasives in Glen Providence Park, removing trash from the borough-owned woods at Ridley Creek and Media Station Roads, clearing trails in the county-owned Don Guanella Forest in Marple Township, and snagging and bagging litter on streets throughout Media Borough and in Delaware County’s Rose Tree Park.

View more Earth Day Clean & Green photos here.

View our Earth Day Clean & Green video here.

Video by Carol Carmons -- thank you!

Keep Media Green would like to thank the hundreds of participants and partner organizations who united to celebrate commemorate Earth Day 2022.

Partnering organizations included: Appalseed Productions, Delaware County Parks and Recreation Department, Friends of Glen Providence Park, Media Borough Administration, Media Borough Public Works Department, Media Environmental Advisory Council, Penncrest High School Administration, Penncrest High School Environmental Club, Rose Tree Elementary School’s Daisy Girl Scout Troop, Rotary Club of Media, Save Marple GreenSpace, Terra Donna Gardens, and Transition Town Media.

And special thanks to Fred Shamlian and Carol Carmons who documented the Earth Day events with photos and video.

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