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CANCELLED – Earth Day Festival!
Due to the current health pandemic, all Conserving Carolina events are cancelled through May 15th.
Join us and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!
Free and open to the public
When: April 22, 2020, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: Harmon Field, Tryon, NC – 117 Harmon Field Rd, Tryon, NC 28782117 Harmon Field Rd, Tryon, NC 28782
Families and people of all ages are invited to come and enjoy community, earth-friendly crafts, environmental education, and more!
Join Conserving Carolina and our partnering organizations as we share our knowledge and passion for the preservation of this amazing planet!
The event features educational activities, crafts, and hands on learning. Subjects include river restoration, water quality and monitoring, non-native and invasive species, climate change, recycling, the history of Harmon Field, American Chestnut restoration, folk medicine, and more! Crafts including native seed bombs and biodegradable pot making with milkweed plants to take home!
Foothills Mountain Bar-B-Que will be serving food.
In partnership with Parsec Financial, there will be a special showing of NOVA’s Polar Extremes at the Tryon Depot, 22 Depot St, Tryon, NC, at 6:30 pm. Click here for more information.
Our partners include: Parsec Financial, MountainTrue, Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), Polk County Parks and Recreation, Polk County Soil and Water, the Town of Tryon, Harmon Field Board, Meadowlark Farms School of Folk Medicine, and Quible & Associates, P.C.
History of Earth Day:
Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire.
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses, and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet.
The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognizes as the planet’s largest civic event.
Theme in 2020:
The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.
Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
This event is in partnership with WNC for the Planet. To find out more visit WNCforthePlanet.org.
WNC for the Planet is a collective of local environmental organizations that provides access to service, educational, and recreational opportunities in recognition of Earth Month in April. We strive to unify our community to encourage and celebrate environmental stewardship for our planet and the region.