Celebrate Earth Day in Fayette County

By Jennifer Woods - jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com

On Tuesday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Washington Court House Rotary Club and Tanger Outlets Jeffersonville are partnering to celebrate Earth Day.

The two are hosting a cleanup of the bike/walk/run trail in Fayette County.

The meeting point will be Christman Park at the picnic tables near the dog park in Washington C.H. Lunch, trash bags and gloves will be provided.

After lunch, groups will spread out to clean up as much ground as possible by 3:30 p.m.

According to Tanger Outlets General Manager Kristen Hauer, representatives from the Washington Court House Police Department and Fayette Public Health will be joining the event.

She said, “We are excited to make positive changes in our community!”

Earth Day is April 22. According to www.earthday.org, this year’s theme is “to protect threatened and endangered species.”

The first Earth Day was in 1970 and continues as an annual event. It is meant to show support and to engage in activities meant to support environmental protection.

The website has vast amounts of information for those seeking it on the history of Earth Day, plans for next year (the 50th anniversary of Earth Day) and campaigns.

A message on the website from Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers says, “Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.”

Hauer said, “Anyone that would like to join us and help is welcome.”

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By Jennifer Woods