Earth Day Guide: Lots of Ways To Celebrate Mother Earth This Sunday

Wednesday April 18th, 2018

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This Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, and there is plenty of ways to celebrate in Windsor and Essex County!

Windsor:

Free Earth Day activities take place from 10am to 3pm  at Malden Park.

There will be over 40 environmental exhibits; wildflower planting; arts and crafts; a nature scavenger hunt; and many more environmental activities!  Participants are also encouraged to bring an old t-shirt to make a “no-sew tote bag.”

More than 30 different organizations participate in this event, designed to provide a voice and venue to environmental causes. Earth Day Windsor Essex has been celebrated since 1989.

Tecumseh:

The Town of Tecumseh celebrates Earth Day in Lakewood park from 10am to 11:30am.

This year the Town is inviting residents to bring their shovels and boots and help plant trees in the naturalization area begun at last year’s Earth Day event in Lakewood Park. The Tecumseh Youth Advisory Committee will lead family friendly activities. In addition, there will be other environmental information shared by Parks staff who will be on hand to help with the tree planting and answer questions about the Town’s initiatives to increase natural areas within the parks.

Point Pelee:

Celebrate Earth Day with a beach clean-up at Point Pelee National Park from 10am to 12pm.   Join park staff at West Beach and help clean up the garbage washed up on the beach over the winter. Participants receive free entry to the park for the day.

Tree Planting:  

The Essex Region Conservation and the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup will plant more than 2,000 native trees and shrubs from 10am to noon at the green space south of Wyandotte between Florence and Martinique in Windsor.   They have shovels to share, you may wish to consider bringing your own to this free event.

Find more information including a parking and shuttle map here.

 

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