Pasco County residents invited to celebrate Earth Day
Environmental education event marks Pasco’s 21st Earth Day Celebration
SPRING HILL — Come celebrate Earth Day with Pasco County, April 23rd at Crews Lake Wilderness Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be a fun-filled day of events marking Pasco County’s 21st Earth Day Celebration. The event promotes environmental education, encourages volunteerism, and builds commitment toward a greener community.
“This year we added a couple of new things to the event,” said Lottie Kelley, Event Chair for Earth Day. “We’ll have geocaching in the park, along with upcycle vendors selling items such as pallet furniture.”
Some other activities families can take part in include:
Children’s Crafts and Education displays
Interactive Water Ventures Learning Lab
Florida Native Plant sale
Meet "Spike", the 10-foot alligator from Croc Encounters
Household hazardous waste collection
Pill take-back program to get rid of expired or unwanted medications
Document shredding by Shred 360, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (Limit 5 boxes/bags per person)
Mercury disposal (Bring old thermostats/thermometers and get a $5 gift card)
Mary Giella Elementary School PTA food fundraiser
UF|IFAS Extension is also offering two workshops: Rain Water Harvesting Workshop beginning at 10 a.m. and a Composting Workshop at 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required for both workshops.
Sign up online. Just click on April and scroll down to the event.