Earth Day Celebration Will Feature Nature Hike

Phoenix Coalition At Ccc Holding Tomorrow's Event

April 25, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

At an Earth Day celebration tomorrow,visitors can swap plants, make bird feeders, join an environmental scavenger hunt, pick up trash or hike a planned nature trail.

The Phoenix Coalition, an environmental organization of faculty, staff and students at Carroll Community College, is sponsoring the celebration.

Activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the college, 1601 Washington Road.

Tomorrow marks the coalition's second Earth Day celebration. The first program, held on a week day in 1996, drew 40 people, said Geneva Walsh, coalition president and an instructional technician at the college.

"We decided to have it on a Saturday to see if more people from the community can come," she said.

Participants are asked to bring their lunch. The coalition will provide beverages. Students who help with trash cleanup can earn community service credits toward graduation.

The scavenger hunt will help people, especially children, observe aspects of their environment, such as natural shapes and different shades of green, Walsh said. The plant exchange is open to anyone who wants to bring a plant to trade.

Walsh said volunteers will work on cleaning up debris at a pond at the rear of the college and a small stream between CCC and Robert Moton Elementary School.

Participants also will tour a planned three-mile nature and fitness trail that will run from the adjacent YMCA through woods along Route 97 and across a stream to Robert Moton Elementary School. It will connect with the Westminster High School cross-country track.

Earth Day was Tuesday.The day has been celebrated on April 22 in the United States and Canada since 1970, when it began with a massive demonstration that showed widespread environmental consciousness.

Pub Date: 4/25/97

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.