Edgewater earth day

Published on April 10th, 2013 | by NSB Observer

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Earth Day Festival in Hawk’s Park

The City of Edgewater is throwing a “Party for the Planet” and everyone is invited. Join the fun on Saturday, April 20th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hawks Park as Edgewater celebrates Earth Day.

The free, family-friendly event will include exhibits by environmental organizations, hands-on activities for children, entertainment, vendors selling produce, plants, crafts, and earth-friendly products, and more.

See birds of prey up on stage at 11 a.m., courtesy of Wild About Birds, Inc. Wild About Birds is a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental education, conservation and preservation of habitats for the benefit of Florida’s birds and other wildlife. The Wild About Birds presentation will feature Katie Belle, an American Kestrel, Mr. Frodo, an Eastern Screech Owl, Tomahawk, a Red Shouldered Hawk, and Miko, a Barred Owl.

Canaveral National Seashore, the Southeast Volusia Audubon Society and Marine Discovery Center will also have exhibits at the festival and master gardeners from the University of Florida Volusia County Extension will be there to answer gardening questions.

While at the festival, make sure to take part in the fun and educational scavenger hunt. People who complete the hunt will be eligible to win prizes.

There will be fresh produce, honey, crafts and lots of other items to purchase.

Home Depot will be at the festival helping children build something to take home with them at the Kids’ Workshop.

The Southeast Volusia YMCA will also have a booth for children to make pinecone bird feeders. Children and adults alike can get a bird’s eye view of the festival by climbing the rock wall.

The event also includes the “Trashformation” recycled art contest for all ages. Contact Tyna Lynn Hilton at (386) 424-2494 or thilton@cityofedgewater.org for a contest application and more information.

D.J. Big Tom will be on stage all day as the event’s official master of ceremonies, spinning earth-friendly tunes.  Smyrna Brass, a 5-piece brass band, will perform at 2:45 p.m. courtesy of the Cuchetti-Conti Family School of Music.

Come enjoy the Edgewater Earth Day Festival and learn what you can do to preserve and conserve our natural resources for future generations.

Sponsors of the Earth Day Festival are Redman Consulting Group, Inc., G&S Good Environmental, Riverside Clinical Research, Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. and Southard’s Recycling.

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