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Strike a Pose for Mother Earth on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day this year will take on a twist when hundreds gather to celebrate Mother Earth and to support Keep Rockland Beautiful. Motivated by the desire to spread the word to a larger audience about the importance of ‘green’ initiatives, Keep Rockland Beautiful will host a unique event – the longest yoga tree pose chain on Sunday, May 14 at 3 p.m. at Rockland Lake State Park.

“The idea was born after our annual dinner when everyone was asked to ‘strike a tree pose’ for a photo op,” stated Susan Wilmink, Development Officer for Keep Rockland Beautiful. “The resulting photograph of people standing together as a forest of inter-connected trees, symbolized how we all can do our part to work in harmony with the environment… and give a hand to Mother Earth.”

A yoga tree pose is a simple stance that virtually anyone can do by placing their hands in the air like branches. The event might even break a Guinness World Record which was set in India where 3,449 people gathered to form the largest yoga chain. Keep Rockland Beautiful is encouraging schools, sports teams, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, companies and other organizations to create a ‘branch’ to help support the event. “This is a wonderful way to enjoy Mother’s Day outdoors with family and friends and be one with Mother Nature,” stated Wilmink.

Help promote the event. Share a photo of yourself in tree pose using #MothersDay4MotherEarth.

Cost: $25, adults/teens; $10, children 12 and under. Adults and teens will receive gardening gloves; kids a fun ecoinspired gift. Location: Rockland Lake State Park. To register, visit 4motherearth/  or contact or 708-9164.

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