Downeast Horizons Cleans Up on Earth Day


BANGOR - People around the world were doing their part to make the planet a more beautiful place today. And in honor of Earth Day, two local groups partnered for a much needed clean up day in the Bangor community.

Adults and children with developmental disabilities took part in cleaning up the planet Tuesday. Alongside family and caregivers, members of Downeast Horizons participated in an annual Earth Day clean up at Williams Playground.

This year Downeast Horizons partnered with Husson University's Epsilon Tau Epsilon sorority.

Bangor Parks and Recreation provided supplies to clean up the park, located on the corner of Newberry and Hancock streets.

Following the cleanup, the crew enjoyed a picnic lunch to celebrate their hard work.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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