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April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
2:00pm: The Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will join forces with Susan Bixler of the Ohio State University/Ohio Sea Grant and NOAA Marine Debris and Sarah Lowe, Great Lakes Regional Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program to hold a shoreline clean up at the Scheeff East Point Preserve. Gloves, water, and garbage bags will be provided. High water has brought lots of plastic and other debris to our shores.
4:00pm: The Conservancy will also hold an Earth Day walk at the Jane Coates Wildflower Trail with Lisa Brohl. We will enjoy early spring wildflowers like Dutchman’s Breeches, cut-leaved toothwort, and false Solomon’s seal. Everyone will learn to identify the invasive garlic mustard-and pull it up! Do your part to ensure that the Dutchmans breeches continue to grow at the Wildflower Trail. Gloves, bags will be provided. Heinemans winery will provide water and LEIC will provide snacks including some made with the garlic mustard. Prizes of a free LEIC t-shirt or hat to the most garlic mustard pulled. Special nature door prizes in hidden Easter eggs as well!
Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is now an annual celebration every April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection in over 193 countries.
Celebrate Earth Day and spring with us on the islands!