Earth Day-site changed to Smythe Park

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Date: April 20, 2019 10:00 AM

Earth Day is Saturday, April 20; Site is Changed to Smythe Park

The Eighth Annual Earth Day will be on Saturday, April 20, from 10am to 3pm in Smythe Park in downtown Mansfield rather than at the Mill Cove Environmental Area as it has been since the first Earth Day in 2012. Earth Day is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Due to severe flooding that left debris and mud in its wake, areas of Mill Cove need to be cleaned up. It is expected that Earth Day will be able to return to Mill Cove in 2020. “The good news is that we are offering plenty of free, hands-on activities and educational programs for people of all ages, toddlers to adults at Smythe Park even though we cannot hold any of our planned water events there,” said Dr. David Flesch who has chaired Mill Cove Inc.'s Earth Day since 2014. “Everyone will find lots to do that will inspire them to make every day Earth Day.” The free “wow” activities include zip line rides throughout the day; live demonstrations by seven birds of prey at 10:30am and 12:15pm; and at 1:30pm Van Wagner of Danville, Pa. presenting a program on the history of coal mining in this area and a concert during which he will play guitar and sing his original folk songs. There will also be archery demonstrations and target shooting; Kiddie Corner with activities for toddlers to first graders; a hydrological model demonstration by MU’s Geosciences Department; Mountain Modelaires flying small electric helicopters and quad copters; assisting with tree planting in Smythe Park; and more than 50 vendors selling unique items and foods. Sponsors are Repsol, Dominion and Mill Cove, Inc., a 5013c nonprofit organization. To participate as a vendor, demonstrate outdoor skills or present a program or for more information about Earth Day at Smythe Park and directions, visit the Mill Cove Environmental Area website at www.millcoveinc.org or contact event vendor manager Patricia Butts at 570-463-1407 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

           

 

 

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