OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend Earth Day events in Washington state parks.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a community fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive, Kenmore. The day will feature food, children’s activities, science and wildlife exhibits, energy conservation techniques, tree care, environmental education and more. Volunteers also are needed for a work party that begins at 9 a.m. in front of the gymnasium. The fair is free and open to the public.
Saltwater State Park will play host to a free Earth Day Environmental Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, at 25205 8th Place South in Des Moines. The theme of the fair is, “It’s your world, take care of it!” The day’s activities will focus on the critical importance of stewardship and will feature guided beach and forest walks, arts and crafts activities, interactive exhibits/booths and more.
In conjunction with Earth Day, several state parks are holding cleanup projects for Community Partnership Month, including a huge beach cleanup on April 17. Volunteers can learn more and sign up for the beach cleanup on the CoastSavers Web site, www.coastsavers.org/washington. The following state parks are having cleanup projects in April to get ready for the spring and summer camping season.Research Campgrounds, Plan RV Safe Routes & Turn your phone into an RV GPS.
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