Celebrate Earth Day at the Elkhart Environmental Center

ELKHART, Ind – Celebrate Earth Day at the Elkhart Environmental Center on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and enjoy a free tree giveaway, kids’ activities, the annual spring plant exchange, a habitat restoration activity, and more at this free family-friendly event.

Earth Day will include the community’s favorite aspects of the EEC’s previous Arbor Day events, and will expand the scope of activities and education.

You can grab a free tree at the Adopt-A-Tree area starting at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with a one tree per household limit, while supplies last.

Celebrate with Mayor Rod and the staff for the ribbon cutting of the new solar panels and enjoy some free cake.

Afterwards, the activities begin, like helping remove invasive honeysuckle from around the center and planting new native trees.

The Spring Seeds and Starters Exchange starts at 12:00 p.m. where you can bring your seeds, bulbs, and spring plant starts to exchange with other gardeners.

The city’s aquatic biologist will be by the river to talk about the health of the Elkhart River, with live fish from the river.

You'll be able to stop by and chat with other city departments and community organizations, such as the Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District, Elkhart Public Library, Michiana Master Gardeners’ Association, and more.

For more info and updates, visit the Elkhart Environmental Center's website or the Facebook event page.

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