Earth Day Saturday at the Park

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Earth Day Saturday at the Park

April 23, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Earth Day 2022 is Friday, April 22. But the park will be busy all weekend with visitors and events.

On Saturday, April 23, Friends of Sherwood Island will be onsite and running activities from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Look for us on the East Beach walkway near the Main Pavilion. Plans include:

  • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Friends’ Garden Team Activities
    🌱Bring your reusable water bottle to get a beautiful “Protect Our Wildlife” sticker while supplies last.
    🌱Tour the Dunes Restoration project site and plant a stem of American Beach Grass.
    🌱Learn about native plant species planted for wildlife at the Park and get a list for planting at home.
    At our table along the East Beach walkway near the Main Pavilion.
  • 9:30 AM – 11 AM – “Why reducing food waste is critical to a sustainable future.”
    Host: Pippa Bell Ader, Team Leader, Sustainable Westport Zero Food Waste Challenge
    Near our table along the East Beach walkway near the Main Pavilion.
  • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM – “Protecting Wetlands”
    Host: Nathan Hartshorne, Town of Westport Conservation Compliance Officer
    Learn how the town protects its wetlands to reduce flooding, filter stormwater, and benefit the ecosystem.
    Near our table along the East Beach walkway near the Main Pavilion.
  • 9:30 AM – 3 PM – The Country Squires
    Model airplane demonstrations and flights at the airfield.
  • 10 AM – 3 PM – The Kite Guys
    Host: Pete O’Gorman, Ray Hilson, and Lanaud Ceme
    Kite flying demonstration on the Ellipse.
  • 11 AM – 12:30 PM – “Walk Through Sherwood Island’s History (from 12,000 years ago)”
    Host: Cece Saunders, Owner of Historical Perspectives in Westport
    Guided walk. Meet at our table along the East Beach walkway near the Main Pavilion.
  • 12:30 – 2 PM – “Salt Marshes and Marsh Migration at Sherwood Island”
    Host: Michele Sorensen, Environmental Educator & Captain of the Friends’ Garden Team
    Guided walk. We’ll also pick up plastic waste that has floated onto the marsh. Gloves and bags provided.
    Meet at our table along the East Beach walkway near the Main Pavilion.
  • 2 – 3:30 PM – “Environmental Role of Trees at the Park” 
    Host: Louis Pietig, Friends of Sherwood Island Advisory Council Member
    Guided walk. Meet at our table along the East Beach walkway near the Main Pavilion.

Information will continue to be updated here. We hope to see you!

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Date:
April 23, 2022
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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