Waterloo celebrates Earth Day

April 14, 2017 by  

The Waterloo Earth Day celebration is taking place next month.

Earth Day is an international holiday that is usually celebrated on April 22, and gives communities the opportunity to clean up or host events that encourage environmentalism.

The Waterloo celebration will feature a variety of exhibitors representing nature organizations, conservation and environmentalism who will be providing information about their programs and services. There is set to be a birds of prey demonstration and a draw to win a Grand River Park membership. Visitors can take part in a hands-on workshop to build a bee box or a bird house; the workshop will be led by the K-W Woodworking and Craft Centre.

In honor of Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday, 150 native trees will be handed out. The trees are in containers and are about three-feet tall. They will be provided by the City of Waterloo’s Living Legacy 150th Tree Planting Program. In addition, visitors can also help to plant 150 trees and shrubs at the park.

Some of the exhibitors will likely be handing out printing information to the public, which may be obtained from a Waterloo print company.

Waterloo Earth Day will be held at Westmount Sports Park on May 6 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Admission is free of charge. For more information, call the City of Waterloo at 519-886-1550.