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Earth Day Festival!

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us and celebrate Earth Day! 

 Free and open to the public

 

When: April 22, 2022, 4 pm – 7 pm

Where: Harmon Field – 117 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 and action, the history of Harmon Field, American Chestnut restoration, folk medicine, bee keeping, and more!

 

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. Space is limited and pre-registration required at this link.

 

Organizations and presenters at the event include: MountainTrue, Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), Polk County Soil and Water, Drunken Root Apothecary, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, NC Forest Service, Polk County Agricultural Economic Development, Trout Unlimited, Polk County Appearance Commission, the Henderson Polk County Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby, Quible & Associates, P.C., Foothills Humane Society, Unity in the Community, Polk County Library, NC Cooperative Extension Polk County Center 4-H Youth Development, Girl and Boy Scouts, National Centers for Environmental Information, American Chestnut Foundation, Housing Assistance, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Polk County Health and Wellness, NC State Parks, Steps to Hope, Polk County Parks and Recreation, Tryon Arts and Crafts, North Carolina Bluebird Society, Tryon Garden Club, nature and forest therapy, and an expert bee keeper!

Music by Blue Wall, Phil and Gaye Johnson, and the PacJAM Clover Pickers!

Manzolina’s Eatery will provide food for purchase: hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, nachos, drinks, etc.

 

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 2022:

The theme for Earth Day 2022 is Invest in Our Planet. “This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our familiesour livelihoods… together, we must Invest In Our Planet.  Click here for more information.

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.

Details

Date:
April 22
Time:
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

117 Harmon Field Rd, Tryon, NC 28782
117 Harmon Field Road
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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