Highland Park to host Earth Day Celebration

April 4, 2014 by  

Sustainable Highland Park is inviting all residents to the Earth Day Celebration taking place later this month. Every visitor will have a chance to win what every gardener needs; a composter.

Included in the celebration will be games and crafts for everyone. Also, food and music will enhance the day’s festivities. Presentations on beekeeping, raising chickens, and gardening will be given during the afternoon. Flyer printing for advertising the event would be a good community service project.

The huge oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969 was the impetus that spurred U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin to create Earth Day. Since its creation in 1970, Senator Nelson’s idea of a “national teach-in on the environment” has gone worldwide. Changes in government due to this movement have led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the enactment of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

Although Earth Day is officially Tuesday, April 22, here in Highland Park it will be observedon Sunday, April 27 at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Environmental Education Center at 20 River Road. A reminder as well that April 19 will see the ‘Earth Day River Clean-up’ starting at 9:30 am at the Center. Locals are invited to help clean up the Raritan River that runs close to EEC to get things spruced up for the Earth Day Celebration.