Haverhill’s Brightside Honors Environmental Heroes March 31

David LaBrode, chief strategist, Wild Rover Race Series. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Dave LaBrode, who helps orchestrate the city wide clean-up, is among those nominated for an Environmental Hero Award.
Haverhill_Brightside_logoHaverhill’s Brightside honors a number of individuals and groups at its Environmental Heroes award night at the end of the month.

Environmental heroes’ nominees include Dave LaBrode, city wide clean-up; Whittier Middle School; Ron Mills, Common Ground; Haverhill Garden Club; Roger Lemire; City Councilor Thomas J. Sullivan; Joan Cranton and Gale Park neighbors; Richard Leblond, Merrimack River Park Group; Haverhill Alternative School; Keith Boucher, Urban Kindness; Alan Drelick; Rocky Morrison, Clean River Project; James Valenti, Riverside Clean Up; Brad Boucher, Groundwork Lawrence; and Linda Brown, Highland Friendship Association.

Speakers include Sgt. Matt Wray, United States Marine Corp., and Barbara Macphee, bee-keeper and environmentalist from Holden. She will discuss the declining bee population and how planting certain flowers in gardens, planters and vegetable gardens will dramatically help to increase the bee population again. Author Ellen Sousa of Turkey Hill Brook farm will also have a book signing and there will be appetizers, raffles and a cash bar. The event is held in memory of the late Carol Davies of River Street Community Garden.

Environmental Heroes award night takes place Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m., at Haverhill Country Club. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased at the Brightside office, room 205, Haverhill City Hall, or at the door.