Today is Earth Day, and if you've been looking for ways to help make our part of the planet a little better, there's an opportunity coming up this weekend.

Not all good deeds for Earth Day have to happen on Earth Day.  Some of the best stuff happens after the day is gone. If you're looking for an opportunity to help, there's still one happening that will start this weekend.

According to WGRZ, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is hosting a series of cleanup events that will last for the entire week.

There is a Great Lakes Cleanup Goal and it is to remove more than 68 metric tons of trash from the Great Lakes by 2022.  Scary to think that there is or will be that much there...but there is.

You can help to get rid of it by joining Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper at one of these upcoming events.  Their plan is to sweep around 40 sites from Niagara County to southern Erie County.  It's something they used to do in a couple hours.  But this year they've expanded to include sweeps from Saturday (4/24) through May 2nd.

“New York is a Great Lakes state, and protection of our globally significant resources often falls on the shoulders of frontline communities and organizations,” - Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Executive Director Jill Jedlicka

They want to make sure this is still a socially distanced activity so if you're interested in helping to remove some of this trash, they ask that you register by clicking here.  However, if you'd like to do a solo sweep on your own, they'll even provide some of the cleanup materials for you.

Click here to learn more about Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and how you can get involved!

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