Monday, April 4, 2016

Updated Earth Day Announcement from Glen Ellyn Park District

Come Celebrate Earth Day 2016

Age: All
The Glen Ellyn Park District will host its 2016 Earth Day Celebration at Maryknoll Park on Friday, April 22 from 6-8pm. The festival – which is free to attend – is themed “Sustainable Landscaping,” providing information on ways to incorporate sustainable practices at home, in our yards, and sharing ways to become involved in various community efforts related to the stewardship of our natural resources.

New this year, three 30-minute Q&A sessions will be featured:
6:30pm: Organic Gardening Basics by Sweet Home Organics
7:00pm: Rain Barrels & Rain Gardens by The Conservation Foundation
7:30pm: Native Plants for Your Yard by Greater DuPage Wild Ones

Other festival highlights include:
• Eco Expo Zone where attendees can connect with over 12 local, earth-friendly organizations
• Kid’s scavenger hunt and nature activities
• Storytelling and migration dances with “Mona the Monarch”
• Night sky viewing with the Naperville Astronomical Association
• Free milkweed seeds and oak saplings (while supplies last)
• Organic vegetable seedlings for sale
• Food available for purchase by World Fusion Cuisine
• Giveaways and raffles

NEW: Spring Rain Barrel Program
Order a rain barrel offered through Upcycle and The Conservation Foundation. Orders are taken on-line via credit card or checks can be mailed to Upcycle. Barrels can be picked up during the Earth Day event, from 6-8pm. Click here to order your rain barrel!

Eco Expo Zone Groups:
• The Conservation Foundation
• DuPage Monarch Project
• Faith in Place
• League of Women Voters
• Morton Arboretum
• Naperville Astronomical Association
• Prairie Food Co-Op
• River Prairie Group/Sierra Club
• School District 41
• Sustain DuPage
• Sweet Home Organics
• Wild Ones - Greater DuPage
The 2016 Earth Day Celebration is presented in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Sustainability Group and Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission.

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016

Time: 6pm

Location: Maryknoll Park, 845 Pershing Avenue in Glen Ellyn

Fee: FREE to Attend

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