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Essex County Earth Day Celebration to include Canoeing, Hiking, Bees and more!

Roseland, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to the annual Earth Day celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center. This free, family-friendly event offers residents the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and activities, canoe trips, bird walks, environmental information booths, enjoy live music on the nature theme and shopping in an eco-market. It will take place as follows:

When: Saturday, April 23, 2022

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ

“Earth Day gives us a special time to appreciate our world and reminds us of the importance of keeping our air and water clean. I invite you to join us for a great day of crafting, learning, boating and of fun. By working together, we can help keep Essex County green, DiVincenzo said. “We invite the public to get outside and learn how they can interact with nature and become better stewards of the environment. “, he added.

Environmental Center staff worked with partner organizations to present an Earth Day event that will appeal to all ages. There will be nature walks, live music, face painting and a rock climbing wall. The New Jersey Woodturners will show how art is created from found pieces of wood and fallen tree branches. Learn more about ways to protect the environment or take a canoe trip. (Availability of canoe rides will depend on weather conditions.) The 4-H Club will present its annual fair and there will be a sale of local eco-vendors. There will be presentations by Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, presentations by Mad Science, Oceans Rock Fossil Display, Essex County Beekeepers and Essex County Rutgers Master Gardeners.

Admission is free but vendor wares will be on sale. For more information, visit www.essexcountynj.org or call 973-228-8776.

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