Around the area, Earth Day will be celebrated with plenty of environmentally-friendly events.
• Monroe County Conservation District and Monroe Campus Northampton Community College in Tannersville will hold its Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizations, businesses and local agencies throughout Monroe County have organized a county-wide event to celebrate the conservation successes of the past 20-plus years.
The schedule of events for the day includes musical entertainment by Katie Rubino (10:45 a.m.), The Lost Ramblers (11:30 a.m.), Mike Pilgermeyer (11:45 a.m.), Zac Lawless (12:45 p.m.), Bandana Brothers (2 p.m.) There will be electronics recycling and tire amnesty, sponsored by The Waste Management Authority, and exhibits highlighting local environmental business, organizations and agencies. Visit mcearthday.org or call 570-629-3061 for moreinformation.
The Brodhead Watershed Association (BWA) will host a booth centering on the themes of native plants and green infrastructure. The new “Get Outdoors Poconos” booklet of local hiking opportunities will also debut — stop by BWA’s booth for your free copy. There will also be a chance to win a BWA T-shirt or rain barrel.
New exhibitors will include the Coast Guard auxiliary, Trout Unlimited and residential solar vendor and installers.
The celebration will also include electronics recycling, tire amnesty, crafts, TED Talks, entertainment throughout the day and more. The Close the Loop “Give and Take Day” will occur again this year to repurpose gently used items. Last year’s popular passport activity for children will also return.
• The fourth annual Hawley Earth Fest will be held Saturday through Monday, April 22-24. A complete list of dinner specials, evening entertainment, shopping sales, demonstrations, book readings, nature education, hikes and everything else happening for the weekend is at hawleyearthfest.com/schedule.
Join a cleanup of Route 6 on Friday at 3 p.m. in the park. Meet representatives from non-profits that protect our natural resources at Saturday’s Environmental Expo. Demonstrations, exhibits and other activities await in the park. An Earthfest Jam led by Robert Tellefsen invites musicians to bring their instruments and join in this free collaboration. Partake in an interactive book reading at the Hawley Library, or learn how to make natural wood stain at Doodles & Such.
The Wild Hawley Parade celebrates Earth’s diversity in a non-motorized parade-walk through Bingham Park. This free community march is on Saturday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. Registration is free for all individuals, families, groups, teams or kinetic floats at eventbrite.com or on Facebook at WildHawley. Fly-in registration is available at the NaturED exhibit table in the Environmental Expo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parade line-up is at 1:15 p.m. The parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. and concludes with Creativity Awards at around 2 p.m.
Salamander searches, owl hikes and bird walks are among the activities being planned.