Amsterdam to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday

AMSTERDAM — The city will celebrate Earth Day with an unveiling ceremony/press conference Saturday in the Veterans Park pool parking lot, Locust Avenue, for the city’s 25 new electric vehicle charging stations located throughout city parks. The charging stations were made possible with the support of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, according to a news release.

The city will also be hosting its annual Earth Day clean-up, sponsored by Century 21 Purtell Realty and Montgomery County Legislator Robert Purtell. The clean-up will also begin in the Veterans Park pool parking lot. The citywide event will begin Saturday at 8:30am with volunteers picking up gloves and garbage bags. The breakfast, lunch and drinks will also be available for volunteers at that time.

The following is the schedule of Earth Day.

∫ At 8:30 a.m. pick up trash bags, gloves and breakfast.

∫ From 9 a.m. to noon the city clean up.

∫ At noon the charger unveiling.

∫ At 12:30 p.m. lunch/prize giveaway.

“This is a good and timely opportunity for every individual and every organization in our city to spend a little bit of their own time cleaning up their own property or the curbsides and vacant lots in their own neighborhoods. A little bit of volunteer cleanup effort from a whole bunch of people at the same time makes a huge difference in the appearance of our city. We are so grateful to those folks who step up and help and especially to Bob Purtell who leads this outstanding event for our city every year” said Amsterdam Mayor Michael Cinquanti.

By Patricia Older