posted on April 09, 2013 13:34
To Judy Spring -- the Conservation Education Program Coordinator at the Genesee County Park and Forest – Earth Day is more than planting, weeding and mulching. It’s about making a connection to our local environment. At the 13th annual Earth Day Celebration April 20th, the community comes together to celebrate the nature we live in, as well as improve our county park.
When putting their hands in the earth, feeling the dirt in between their fingers and smelling the spring-time air, it helps those participating connect to our nature in Genesee County.
“If people take care of the Earth," Spring said, "if they do clean-up, if they’re outside, then they will be immersed in the outdoors and then hopefully they will become stewards of the outdoors and the environment.”
Spring says boy and girl scout troops and families are among the groups involved, but anyone can come to the park that day to join the effort spontaneously. There will be educational displays, local environmental agencies’ presentations, children’s crafts and new exhibits at the Nature Center. Call 344-1122 to learn more.