Earthly Fun This Weekend From Your Local Parks

Earthly Fun This Weekend From Your Local Parks

- in April 2015

Earth Day Celebrations continue at the local park systems around Northeast Ohio. Here are some events for your family to clean-up, battle aggressive herbs disturbing nature, recycle, along with learn about water conservation and efforts to help protect the earth.

Here are a few events to attend this weekend:


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Geauga Park District, Photo by Peggy Hannan

Geauga Park District

Earth Day Dump

1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Observatory Park 10610 Clay Street, Montville Twp.

In celebration of Earth Day, learn about Geauga’s not-so-ancient past as we clean up and discover what’s in a 50- to 100-year-old household dump. Bring gloves and a small hand trowel if you have one. This is an off-trail experience, so please wear sturdy footwear suitable for wet, muddy conditions. Program will be held rain or shine, so participants should be prepared for the weather. Connect with Conservation in April in honor of Earth Day This program will inspire you to care for Mother Earth all year long.

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Lake Metroparks 

Celebrate Earth Day
noon to 4 pm Sunday, April 26 Penitentiary Glen Reservation 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd
Join in the fun as Lake Metroparks celebrate the “earth” in Earth Day with hands-on activities, games, crafts and demonstrations focusing on efforts to help protect the Earth. Activities include adopt-a-rock, Earth quest, live animals, free serviceberry trees, free train rides 1 to 3 pm, weather permitting by Lake Shore Live Steamers. This is a free event.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Party for the Planet 
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo,3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland

At Penguin Shores touring exhibit in Northern Trek, see a special preview of the summer live animal show with Professor Wylde, and celebrate the Year of Clean Water with educational activities that focus on keeping our local water safe and drinkable. A special theatrical performance by the Arm of the Sea Theater Company, provided by the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund. This Saugerties, New York-based group has been performing across the U.S. for more than 20 years and will adopt one its popular shows, “The Rejuvenary River Circus,” to reflect the Great Lakes and the Cuyahoga River. Bring your recyclables to the Zoo through 4 p.m.

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Lorain County Metro Parks 

Kids Recycling
1-2 p.m on Saturday, April 25 at Schoepfle Garden, 11106 Market St.Birmingham
Learn how everyone can recycle with activities and crafts.
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Also, read “Earth Day, Every Day” blog from CVC Naturalist, Miss Jenn on Lorain County Metroparks website about ways to celebrate anytime. Read More

Summit Metro Parks

Garlic Mustard Pull 
9 a.m. – noon Saturday, April 25 Goodyear Heights 2077 Newton St., Akron

Help Summit Metro Parks Battle the Invasive Garlic Mustard. Garlic mustard is an aggressive biennial herb that shades out native wildflowers and out-competes native seedlings. Join other volunteers to pull the plants up by the roots and transport them in garbage bags to designated trails for pickup. Please dress for off-trail work. Bring a hat, work gloves, a snack and water for this easy to moderate service day. Adults must accompany participants 16 and younger. Registration is required.

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