CELETRATING EARTH DAY with STEWARDSHIP
ECO hosts Earth Stewardship Day on Saturday, April 28, in honor of Earth Day. This year’s event includes a day of ecological projects across Henderson County. The projects focus on engaging community members— families, church and school groups, civic organizations, businesses, and local government departments— in meaningful stewardship projects that positively impact the environment while helping unite our community.
Projects include stream bank restoration at Sullivan Park; trail maintenance in Holmes Education Forest; building community gardens at the Girl Scout Hut, the 7th Avenue Community Organic Garden, and Jackson Park; removing a beaver dam on Lewis Creek in Edneyville; and planting pollinator patches and native grasses to enhance the stream riparian buffer on Boylston Creek.
Making these projects come to life are ECO’s local and regional partners, including Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Transition Hendersonville, The Mud Creek Restoration Project with NC Cooperative Extension, Girl and Boy Scouts of Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville Engineering Department and Public Works, as well as Hi-Lo Mountain Nursery, Boys and Girls Club of Hendersonville and Upward School.
The projects will take place from 9 am until 2 pm, when all participants can reconvene at Blue Ridge Community College until 4 pm for music and a community picnic. Come join ECO and all its partners for a promising day of hands-on, environmental activities with results that will be enjoyed throughout the county for years to come.
Rain date is Saturday, May 5th. For more information about the planned events, contact ECO at (828) 692-0385.
SEE HIGHLIGHTS OF ECO’s FESTIVAL on 40th ANNIVERSARY of EARTH DAY
Earth Day Festival 2010 was a great success!
Over 600 attendees, more than a dozen community partners, 60 plus volunteers and 150 enjoyed a day of hands-on educational opportunitites and the incredible concert music of Shannon Whitworth and Balsam Range!