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Canal Cleanup 2017

By Shane Dermanjian

Every April 22nd since 1970, the United States has observed Earth Day. Now, forty-seven years later in 2017, 196 countries take part in honoring the Earth on this day. How will you, alongside the global community, embrace the Earth this April 22nd?


Every day is Earth Day for AmeriCorps Cape Cod.

Extraordinary yet fragile, the Cape Cod environment provides us with tremendous natural beauty and wonder in our unique little corner of the Earth, and AmeriCorps Cape Cod aims to preserve that magnificence for generations to come.

In keeping mind our environmental ethos, I am happy to announce our second signature volunteer event of 2017: The 17th Annual Canal Cleanup. In partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, this event will take place on Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd, 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than spending a Saturday afternoon picking up trash, taking in the sights along the Cape Cod Canal?


Volunteer with us!

Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register for this event, but registration is also available the day-of at the event. If interested in volunteering feel free to follow this link: Volunteers can register as individuals or as group leaders. Pre-registered groups are asked to arrive by 9 AM. Be sure to bring water and weather-appropriate clothes – this event is rain or shine!

In addition to the volunteer service, the Canal Cleanup will also feature interactive booths and activities from various local, environmental groups. But wait, there’s more! Volunteers get a light breakfast and pizza for lunch, totally free!

We hope to see you at the Cape Cod Canal ready to celebrate Earth Day with AmeriCorps Cape Cod!

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact AmeriCorps member Shane Dermanjian at or call our office at (508) 375-6869.