• A cleanup of the Potomac River via canoe was one of the hundreds of activities featured on the first Earth Day in 1970.

Earth Day

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims


  • The brainchild of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day was called a “teach-in” and gained more attention for the environmental movement.
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