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Public invited to Eco Fun Festival Feb. 26

Pinellas County Solid Waste will be hosting the 1st Annual Eco Fun Festival on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Bridgeway Acres Commons on the grounds of the solid waste facility, located at 11418 34th St. N., in Clearwater. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will also be provided.

This family-friendly event will feature tours of Pinellas County’s Solid Waste Facility, educational and environmental presentations, environmentally-themed exhibitors, equipment demonstrations, giveaways, food vendors and the ever-popular Touch-a-Truck exhibit in the park-like atmosphere of the newly-designated Bridgeway Acres Commons—a dedicated green space within the facility.

The goal of the Eco Fun Festival is to showcase the many options residents have to make positive environmental changes in their lifestyle, homes and community. These positive changes can add up and have a big impact on preserving our local environment.

Other learning opportunities will include: today’s recycling system, composting, using rain barrels to supplement your landscape’s water needs, sustainable gardening techniques to increase availability of healthy food, understanding our watershed system in Pinellas County, protecting our waterways and marine animals, energy-efficiency for the home and much more.

The Touch-a-Truck display will include the Walking Excavator, a multi-legged, backhoe-type machine that is used to excavate and clear vegetation. Other equipment will include a Pinellas County Mosquito Control airboat and fogger truck, Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s marine rescue vehicle, a life-saving Sunstar ambulance, an aircraft firefighting vehicle, bucket trucks, dump trucks and many more.

The first 2,500 registered attendees will receive a reusable cup and bag. For more information about Eco Fun Festival and to register for the event, please visit

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