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Earth Day Family Fair, Volunteer Park Cleanups and More

Buncombe County Parks & Recreation is offering a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day on April 20, 2024 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Buncombe County Sports Park. They will be launching the first phase of creating a vibrant pollinator garden in partnership with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, where community members, students, schools, clubs, organizations, and businesses can volunteer. There will also be an Earth Day Fair that will feature educational family-friendly workshops, eco-crafts, and activities.

Pollinator gardens play a crucial role in supporting local ecosystems by providing habitats and food sources for essential pollinators like bees and butterflies. Creating this garden under the expert guidance of a biologist from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will help enhance local biodiversity and promote sustainable land management practices.

Additional landscaping opportunities will be available at Lake Julian Park (37 Lake Julian Road).

Volunteer groups are limited in capacity by location and volunteers can choose which park and task they would like to be involved with. Volunteers will be provided materials such as gloves, loppers, shovels, shears, watering cans, seedlings, bulbs, shrubs, flowers, safety vests, etc. Registration for the voluntary park cleanups and landscaping is available here.

Earth Day Fair for Families:

In addition to the park cleanup and pollinator garden landscaping, there will be an Earth Day Fair taking place on April 20 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Buncombe County Sports Park. The fair will feature environmental education workshops, free eco crafting, bird house and feeder building activities, a greenhouse effect activity, and more. Supplies are limited. Admission is free, no registration required.

For additional information, please email or call (828) 250-4260.

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Updated Apr 19, 2024 02:52 PM
Published Mar 28, 2024 03:00 PM

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