FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 19, 2023
Contact: Amanda Tippin
Phone: (217) 544-1751 ext 1014
SPRINGFIELD PARK DISTRICT PARTICIPATES IN EARTH AWARENESS WEEK WITH SEVERAL SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES
[Springfield, IL] – The Springfield Park District is excited to announce that we are honoring Earth Awareness Day with several exciting events!
Friday, April 21st, the Springfield Park District will be at Southwind Park, all day with the ENTIRE Enos Elementary School, teachers, and parents planting trees throughout Southwind. Approximately 500 participants will be working hard alongside Park District staff to increase conservation efforts at that park that will benefit generations to come.
In addition, Saturday, April 22nd, the Park District partnered with the City of Springfield to host the City’s Earth Awareness Fair which is being held at our Henson Robinson Zoo. Admission is FREE for families to enter, and we encourage everyone to not only visit the Zoo for maybe the first time this season, but to come out and support the Earth Awareness Fair, visit with the myriad of conservation experts, service organizations, and learn more about what you can do to be a good steward of our planet!
Additional Park District Earth Awareness Efforts & Events include:
April 12th – Park District staff coordinated efforts with News Channel 20 to de-weed the Pollinator Garden and pick up trash throughout Washington Park.
April 26th – Chuck Smith, the Springfield Park District Arborist & Volunteer Coordinator will be at Iles Park, all day with the ENTIRE K-2nd grade classes from Feitshans Elementary School, teachers, and their parents will be working hard alongside Chuck Smith and his staff planting trees, mulching, and picking up trash to increase conservation efforts within Iles Park.
April 27th – Chuck Smith, the Springfield Park District Arborist & Volunteer Coordinator will be out at Comer Cox Park, all day with the ENTIRE 3rd- 5th grades from Feitshans Elementary School, teachers and their parents planting trees, mulching, and picking up trash to increase conservation efforts within Comer Cox Park.
As we like to say… Earth Day is EVERY DAY at the Springfield Park District as we provide accessible and memorable recreational opportunities that enrich the community and improve the quality of life for generations as well as conserve our natural resources. See the attached flyer for a full list of ways we strive to preserve our parks.
We encourage you to get involved with the Springfield Park District and our efforts to keep our parks beautiful and growing! We’ll see you at the Earth Awareness Fair this Saturday!
For more information on this topic and any other Park District news related items, please visit our website at www.springfieldparks.org