Environmental Treasures

Environmental Treasures of Quincy

The Park Department, the Thomas Crane Library and the Quincy Historical Society are honoring Earth Day with a month long "Celebration of Our Ocean."  On April 3 at 7 p.m. Matthew Lawrence, maritime archaeologist at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, will speak at the Historical Society, 8 Adams Street, on the Sanctuary's maritime heritage, including granite-laden shipwrecks that may be connected to Quincy's past.

On April 5 at 9:30 a.m. Peter Fifield will lead a low tide walk to Raccoon Island for the Park Department's Environmental Treasures program.  Participants should meet at the intersection of Edgewater Drive and Rock Island Road.  On April 16 at 7 p.m.  the Thomas Crane Library, 40 Washington Street, will screen "Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship."  The film will be introduced by Ben Haskell,  Dep. Supt. of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. 

On April 23 at 7 p.m. the Library will screen "Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea."  Following the screening local environmental groups will discuss their work. 

On April 24 families with children preK through 6th grade are invited to drop by the Library between 10 and 12 p.m. for "Whales in Your Backyard!" activities.  The celebration concludes with a beach clean up on May 3rd as part of Cleaner/Greener Quincy.  For more information and rain date rescheduling, please call 617/472-0799 or consult the events calendar at www.thomascranelibrary.org.?