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Locals host Earth Day walk in Beverly

Posted by Terri Ogan  April 26, 2013 10:15 AM

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In celebration of the 43rd annual Earth Day, which fell on Monday April 22, the Beverly Planning Department is sponsoring a walk in the Beverly Commons that peeks into the geological and human history of the area.

The walk, which is free and open to the public, will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday April 27 at the end of Greenwood Avenue, along Stone Ridge Road.

Ed Myskowski, consulting geologist for Peabody Essex Museum and Nancy Coffey, Open Space & Recreation Committee member and leader of the Beverly Farms History Project, will lead a group to take a look at the "Woods Egypt" section of the Beverly Commons.

The experts will also show the ins and outs of the old shanty towns and hillside quarries from the early 20th century.

For more information call the Planning Department at 978-921-6000 ext. 2343.

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