While many 50th Anniversary Earth Day activities and celebrations have been postponed to help prevent the spread of the Corona Virus, we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that Earth Day is everyday. We can all make simple choices that will help planet Earth. Some examples include: picking up a piece of litter you walk by, recycling or using containers and utensils that can be washed and reused, turn off the lights in a room not being used.
The following Earth Day events will take place as risks associated with COVID-19 can be mitigated through social distancing and use of PPE.
April 18th The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center and Scott County Conservation Board are having their Stewardship Workday on April 18th from 9 to Noon at the Wapsi Center located at 31555 52nd Avenue, Dixon, IA. Check their website: https://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/wapsi
April 19th Schuetzen Park Historic Site will hold an invasive species removal, called Tag Des Baumes on April 19th from 9 to noon at 700 Waverly Rd, Davenport. Schuetzen Park is a privately owned 23 acre park. It was originally created in the 1870’s by the German shooting association , with an inn, shooting hall, roller coaster and music pavilion. It was restored by local volunteers and the Iowa Natural heritage Foundation. You can contact them at SchuetzenPark@yahoo.com
April 25th Nahant Marsh is also offering a Bird Banding Presentation on April 25th from 8 to 11 am at their Education Center at 4220 Wapello Avenue, Davenport, IA. Check their website: www.nahantmarsh.org/ourevents