Earth Day Celebration Cultivates Respect For The Environment

  • 4/22/2018 11:16:30 AM
  • Emily Ramey
  • Local News

CRESTLINE, OH- Sunday was Earth Day, but Crawford Park District Program Director Josh Dyer says Earth Day should be every day.

Dyer's Earth Day Challenge for people is to do one thing every day for the earth:

"Whether it's picking up trash along your stretch of your road, whether it's planting some native plants in your garden, whether it's providing nest boxes for birds or putting out bird feeders- anything to not just help the environment, but to encourage the animals and plants that live within that environment. I think there's something for everybody every day to just embark on to make Earth Day every day."

Lowe-Volk Park in Crestline played host on Saturday to the Crawford Park District's Annual Earth Day Fair. The event was designed to get people thinking about "the 3 R's-" reduce, reuse, and recycle as well as sustainability, creating backyard habitats, and other nature preservation topics.

Projects made from recycled materials by students at Colonel Crawford and St. Joseph Crestline Schools were on display at the event. There was also a recycling display from the Crawford County Solid Waste District, an interactive living stream display from the ODNR Scenic Rivers Program, and a Composting Demo from the Soil and Water Conservation District. Free milkweed plants were distributed to help establish pollinators and other native plants were available for purchase. Kids could participate in crafts, hold snakes and young birds, and make "seed bombs."

Dyer says they are hoping that after this event people will have much more appreciation for the Earth, "Just care for the Earth- it's the only one we have and we've gotta keep it for a long time."

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