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Earth appreciation



During Earth Day clean up activities in Mill Creek Park Saturday, April 22, Judy Kline of Protect South Portland reads a testimonial/ obituary written by Tim Swartz; whose wife Margaret Pearson died last May. Margaret was a long-time South Portland Land Trust member and dedicated volunteer who, along with Swartz, participated in Earth Day cleanups annually, along with many of her students from the Greater Portland Christian School. (Denise Michaud courtesy photo) During Earth Day clean up activities in Mill Creek Park Saturday, April 22, Judy Kline of Protect South Portland reads a testimonial/ obituary written by Tim Swartz; whose wife Margaret Pearson died last May. Margaret was a long-time South Portland Land Trust member and dedicated volunteer who, along with Swartz, participated in Earth Day cleanups annually, along with many of her students from the Greater Portland Christian School. (Denise Michaud courtesy photo)

As Jeannie Bourke looks on, South Portland Land Trust founding member Tom Blake gives a high five to his grandchildren Wiley and Autumn Ames, at the sign up table for the trust’s Earth Day clean up event, Saturday, April 22, in Mill Creek Park. As Jeannie Bourke looks on, South Portland Land Trust founding member Tom Blake gives a high five to his grandchildren Wiley and Autumn Ames, at the sign up table for the trust’s Earth Day clean up event, Saturday, April 22, in Mill Creek Park.

Right, inclement weather did not stop South Portland Mayor Patti Smith from scouring the area along Trout Brook, adjacent to Mahoney Middle School, during the South Portland Land Trust's Earth Day clean-up project, Saturday, April 22. (Susan Chase courtesy photo) Right, inclement weather did not stop South Portland Mayor Patti Smith from scouring the area along Trout Brook, adjacent to Mahoney Middle School, during the South Portland Land Trust's Earth Day clean-up project, Saturday, April 22. (Susan Chase courtesy photo)

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