Volunteers Needed To Clean Up Trail In Everett, Malden, Revere

Malden Mayor Gary Christenson picked up trash along the trail last year.
Every day is clean up day for Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. Christenson, who routinely picks up litter in his travels through Malden, helped pick up trash along the trail at last year's cleanup event near the Revere line. (Mark Micheli Photo)
Bike to the Sea, Inc. is holding a week of spring cleaning on the Northern Strand Trail.
Revere volunteers in a golf cart at last year's clean up event in Revere.
The group, "Revere Shines," helped with the cleanup last year in Revere, just a few weeks before the trail officially opened there. (Mark Micheli Photo)
Volunteers are needed to clean up the trail on Saturday, April 23 in Everett and Malden, and on Saturday, April 30 in Revere. Both events would make great Earth Day activities for individuals or groups. Those willing to pitch in on the Malden and Everett cleanups will meet at the kiosk across the street from the Cambridge Health Alliance,195 Canal Street in Malden at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 23. The cleanup will continue along the trail there until 1 p.m. Those willing to pitch in on the Revere cleanup will meet at the corner of Salem Street and North Marshall Street in Revere at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. The cleanup will continue along the trail there until 1:30 p.m. Families and children are encouraged to participate.

What to Wear, Bring

The Everett mayor and Malden mayor pose for a photo to promote the cleanup.
Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria (left) and Malden Mayor Gary Christenson met recently to promote the trail cleanup day.
Volunteers will be picking up trash, cutting brush, sweeping, and painting. Volunteers should wear work boots and gloves. Trash bags will be provided. Some tools will be available but participants can bring their own. Groundwork Somerville is helping with the cleanups. For more information contact Clay Larsen at clay@biketothesea.org Since 1993 Bike to the Sea has been working to create the Northern Strand Trail: a trail free of cars from the Malden/Everett area of Massachusetts to the beaches in Revere, Lynn and Nahant. Some 7.5 miles of trail from Everett, through Malden, Revere, and Saugus, are now open. (Take a look at last year's cleanup effort along the Revere portion of the trail.)