A Celebration of Mother Earth! Happy Earth Day

KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  Hundreds of students are celebrated Earth Day a little early on Friday.
 
       Students from schools around the region gathered at Nesbitt Park along the Susquehanna River in Kingston, Friday morning.
     

They were able a close look at some of the wild life living in our area, such a owls, fish and insects.
   

    It's all to give them an opportunity to learn about the environment we live in and how to take care of it.

Colleen Connolly, DEP Regional Spokesperson told Eyewitness News,
"So, we're here today on behalf of the department to let students know what they can do to keep the air clean, keep the soil clean, don't litter, keep the water clean, don't throw stuff in the rivers and streams. It's important to get them started at an early age, to recognize those natural resources are beneficial to them, but they have to take care of them."

 

Celebrate Earth Day   Earthday.org

 

Events

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County  and The Marketplace at Steamtown                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Earth Day is Your Day!

                                                                                                                                                                 

This event will be held on Saturday, April 22, from noon to 4 p.m. on the Marketplace’s                                                                center court on first floor.   

Taking good care of our earthly home is a priority, so come visit with the Master Gardeners.                       They will have information on composting, growing vegetables, tree care, container gardening, growing in alternative spaces and other timely topics. There will be free publications, games, and seedling trees to take home.    

Special guests for the event include:

Lackawanna Heritage Valley

Lackawanna River Conservation Association

Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center

The Offices of Environmental Sustainability, Lackawanna County

The Greenhouse Project

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Brodhead Watershed Association

Brodhead Watershed Association will join the Monroe County Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22, offering family-friendly activities to educate kids and parents alike about issues that affect the watershed and things families can do to make a difference.

The county-wide Earth Day celebration will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day at Northampton Community College’s Tannersville campus.

BWA will host a booth centering on the themes of native plants and green infrastructure. The new “Get Outdoors Poconos” booklet of local hiking opportunities will also debut – stop by BWA’s booth for your free copy! There will also be a chance to win a BWA T-shirt or rain barrel.

New exhibitors will include the Coast Guard auxiliary, Trout Unlimited and residential solar vendor and installers.

The celebration will also include electronics recycling, tire amnesty, crafts, TED Talks, entertainment throughout the day and more. The Close the Loop “Give and Take Day” will occur again this year to repurpose gently used items. Last year’s popular passport activity for children will also return.

For information, see mcearthday.org.

KEEP PA BEAUTIFUL

In celebration of Earth Day – April 22, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, whose vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania, encourages residents to be part of the 2017 Great American Cleanup of PA by volunteering for a cleanup or setting up your own.

The Great American Cleanup of PA engages over 150,000 volunteers annually in litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections, and educational events from March 1 through May 31.

 

 

 


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