Earth Day 2017 Celebration at Washington Oaks
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
Washington Oaks Gardens joins in the 28th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The celebration is hosted by the Friends of Washington Oaks.
Activities for the whole family will be offered, including live entertainment, prize drawings, arts and crafts vendors, and plenty of food and drink. Several environmental groups will be on hand to provide educational displays and talks. There will be a special children's section this year, along with children's dance groups, live bird displays, and plant sales.
Earth Day was started in 1970 and marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in the United States. Every year Washington Oaks Gardens commemorates this movement on the weekend closest to April 22 (the original Earth Day in 1970). This annual event brings together community groups and visitors from the area to recognize this global occasion and learn more about the environment and how to protect it.
Admission: $5.00 per car donation.
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Washington Oaks Gardens is located at 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd. in Palm Coast, FL 32137.
For more information on this event please visit here or call (386) 446-6783.
About Earth Day: Earth Day was first proposed by Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin, who saw a need for a nationwide consciousness about the environment. Nelson wanted to organize a national demonstration that was so powerful and large that environmentalism would be forced into the national agenda. So on April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate on behalf of a sustainable environment. Since 1990 Earth Day has been celebrated and recognized around the world to keep environmental issues on the forefront of international issues. Earth Day events bring together like-minded people to inspire changes that can bring about ongoing benefits to the community, large and small.
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