Grand Valley grad hosting Earth Day cleanup and celebration

Photo by Jim DeYoung

The public is invited to help observe Earth Day tomorrow with a river cleanup, popup market, food trucks and live music.

Sustainable clothing retailer Forever Great, co-founded and led by 2021 Grand Valley State University graduate Chad Howell, will host Earth Fest from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 22, in downtown Grand Rapids.

“Celebrate what you stand on — join Forever Great and Grand Rapids as we come together to celebrate and clean up our environment,” Howell wrote on the event page.

Chad Howell. Courtesy Forever Great

Earth Fest will take place at the Blue Bridge and will include a Grand River cleanup from 4-5 p.m., with no signups or supplies required; a popup market from 5-8 p.m. that will include Forever Great and other sustainable retailers, as well as food trucks, artists and more; and music by DJ Venusflyytrap during the popup.

The event is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Museum and JARS Cannabis.

More details are on Facebook.

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