Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with MWCD

By Barb Bennett

April 19, 2017

Celebrate Earth day on April 22 by taking care of our environment by participating in a volunteer clean-up event at one of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s (MWCD) parks.

 

Charles Mill Lake Park

Activities to celebrate Earth Day are planned throughout the day at Charles Mill including the following:

 10am - 12pm    Earth Day Crafts for adults and Children with a variety of crafts including recycle bird feeders, a bug, eye dropper painting, owl, clay pot garden, and more at the Messerly Recreation Center

 12-1pm            Green Tasting Party for women at the Messerly Rec Center

 1pm                  Community Garden Planting - Meet at Messerly Rec Center

 2-4pm            Park Clean-Up - Join us as groups or by yourself to improve the park!  Gloves, bags, and map will be provided.  Place your group name in box for drawings. Meet at Messerly Recreation Center

 7-8pm            BINGO at the Messerly Recreation Center

 

Pleasant Hill Lake Park

Pleasant Hill clean-up will be at the Activity Center between 11am and 1pm. Volunteers will receive directions, trash bags, gloves, and maps before heading out into the park to collect litter. Volunteers will be provided water, snacks, and a thank you gift at the Activity Center at 2pm.

 

Atwood Lake Park

The Atwood clean-up activity is free and open to all ages. Volunteers are asked to check in at the designated gathering area near the Welcome Center beginning at 9am. Trash bags and gloves will be provided and all participants will receive thank you gift.

 

Seneca Lake Park

The Seneca clean-up activity is free and open to all ages. Volunteers are asked to check in at the Welcome Center beginning at 11am. Trash bags and gloves will be provided and all participants will receive thank you gift.

 

Tappan Lake Park

The Tappan clean-up activity is free and open to all ages. Volunteers are asked to check in at the Nature Center beginning at 10am. Trash bags and gloves will be provided and all participants will receive thank you gift.

 

Earth Day, designated on April 22, marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement to raise the public consciousness to promote a healthy sustainable environment, including clean water and land. MWCD is the owner and steward of over 54,000 acres which includes 16,000 acres of surface water covering 10 lakes, parks and campsites covering 8,000 acres, and 30,000 acres of conservation land.

 

 

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