Local Earth Day Events

April 21, 2018


Earth Day is April 22 and the annual observance is planned by AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the World) on Saturday, April 21. The 2018 events will be held at the United Methodist Church, 5810 Bryant Road, Ludington.

The 2018 Earth Day theme is "Woods, Water and Wheels: Nature, Get Out and Love It."

The tentative 2018 schedule includes the following events. Updates for 2018 will be listed as they become available:



Bike Race

Opening
9am - Guided Nature Visualization Meditation, Al Haslam
9:30am - Tai-Chi, Lynne Onuma

11am-12pm - Workshops
Essential Oils
How to create your own backyard fruit orchard
Conservation Watershed Alliance
Republic Recycling
1pm-2pm - Workshops
Comprenew
North Country CISMA (Invasive Species)
Bee Keeping

Speakers
12pm-1pm - Biology and Ecology of the White-Tailed Deer, Randy Baker
2pm-3pm - New Source of Alternative Energy, Emil Ureel
3:30pm-4:30pm - Phil Howard, MSU

Kids activities
Petunia Parade booth, Live Animals (Randy Baker), Alan Wernett, Button Making (AFFEW), Family Hike 1pm led by Dave Dister, Eco Bags, Art Posters

Booths
AFFEW, Audubon, Beekeepers (Lenny Feldberg), US Forest Service, Spirit-of-the-Woods Hiking Club (Bob Duning), Conservation District and North Country, CISMA, Petunia Parade (Kathy Radtke), Young Living Essential Oils, Little Red Organics (John Ferree), Friends of the Ludington State Park (Steve Begnoche); outside are Aquatic Species (Jenifer Scholl, Manistee), Nature Hike at 11 am led by Dave Dister, Family Hike at 1pm led by Dave Dister and Hoop Dancing for the Bees.

Food & Drink available all day. Silent Auction awards at 4:35pm; raffle drawing at 4:45pm.

Other Earth Day activities held at


Scottville Library
Ludington Library
Sandcastles Children's Museum, 129 E. Ludington Ave.

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Last Updated: 02-14-2018 02:51 PM ID: 1548