City Readies for Annual Earth Day Cleanup April 22

Volunteers rake and bag debris during an earlier Haverhill Earth Day cleanup.

More than two dozen areas of the city are targeted for cleanup during Haverhill’s annual Earth Day observance.

Prizes are also being awarded to volunteers stepping up to rake, sweep and otherwise help Saturday, April 22, between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Those pre-registering online, for example, are eligible to win one of two entry-level trail bikes from Riverside Cycle. Other raffle prizes include bike helmets. All volunteers receive an Earth Day t-shirt while supplies last.

Volunteers may choose a cleanup location from the list at, add a new site or simply signup to be placed where most needed.

Team Brightside, for example, is targeting the historic site on Mill Street, where Native Americans agreed to cede Pentucket to Rev. John Ward, Haverhill’s first minister. Other areas include downtown, Riverside Park, the Broadway Industrial Park off route 97, Lafayette Square, Lowell Avenue, Gile Street, Hunking School, Haseltine Park, Portland Street Playground, Rocks Village, Round Pond, Willow Avenue, Winnekenni Park and other sites.

All cleanup teams meet at the Haverhill Citizens Center at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, email David LaBrode at [email protected].