Though Earth Day is officially on April 22, there will be an Earth Day Celebration on April 16th with the opening day of Port Royal Farmers Market at Heritage Naval Park. Environmental agencies will have displays set up with the Farmers Market vendors. There will be lots of handouts, give-away items and activities. Come be a locavore (consumer of local produce) and learn more about making Earth Day Every Day!
Some of the agencies attending are listed below:
Lowcountry Master Gardener Association
Beaufort County Solid Waste & Recycling
Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District
Keep Beaufort County Beautiful
USDA Farm Services
Friends of Hunting Island
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Beaufort Jasper Water Sewer Authority
SC Dept of Health & Environmental Control
Beaufort County Open Land Trust
MCAS Beaufort Environmental Office
Hunting Island State Park
Parris Island Natural Resources
Another event taking place On Saturday, April 30 is the 2011 Earth Day-Beach Sweep at Hunting Island State Park. There is a10:00 AM Registration at the Lighthouse Picnic Area.
Please join Friends of Hunting Island in helping to keep the park and beach litter free! A lunch of hamburgers & hot dogs will be provided by the Low Country Rotary around noon at the lighthouse picnic area.
Trail maintenance will be included in the sweep. If you have “Man-Tools,” blowers, shears, trimmers, etc., please bring along.
Bring drinking water, gloves and bug spray.
Help beautify our park for the 2011 season and join the fun! For more information, please contact Vicki Anne Nestor, Litter Control Director for Friends of Hunting Island at (843)379-3389.
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