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Fourth annual Earth Day celebration offers fun for the whole family

Courtesy photo: Downs Farm Preserve

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. It was meant as a demonstration of support for the environment. It’s become an annual event during which many organizations raise awareness of our planet’s ecological problems and ways to solve them.

Join Group For The East End along with many other local organizations and artisans at Downs Farm Preserve to celebrate Earth Day at Downs Farm Preserve Saturday, April 22. Take a guided nature walk, create fun nature crafts, watch live animal demonstrations, listen to live music, and so much more. Peconic Land Trust will lead a nature history hike at 11 a.m. STAR Foundation will host a live animal presentation at 12 p.m. Hikes will continue throughout the day, and participants are invited to explore the Nature Center and trails on their own as well. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with Group for the East End educators to learn about the many programs at Downs Farm Preserve throughout the year, and other initiatives as well.

The event at Downs Farm Preserve is fun for the whole family. Sponsored by the Town of Southold, the event is free, dog-friendly and picnicking is encouraged. The event will take place rain or shine. There is no charge for admission but free-will donations are appreciated.

For more information, please contact Jessica Kennelly at 631-765-6450 ext. 215 or click here to email her.

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