Earth Day events scheduled at state park

Earth Day events scheduled at state park

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Crowley's Ridge State Park has several events planned for those who want to celebrate Earth Day on April 23.

Earth Day is when many people take time to appreciate the outdoors. The state park has three activities planned for people to do just that.

The annual Great American Cleanup will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 11:30 a.m.

All registered volunteers will receive a free pizza lunch after helping to pick up the park. The first 30 volunteers to register will also get a free t-shirt.

The cleanup is held in conjunction with the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup in Arkansas, which is a statewide litter-pickup campaign sponsored each year by Keep Arkansas Beautiful.

"So much can be accomplished when we work together to keep Crowley's Ridge State Park beautiful," Elizabeth Whaley, park interpreter at Crowley's Ridge State Park, said. "Litter can leave a negative impact on our park and the wildlife for years to come. By participating in this year's Great American Cleanup, local residents can help make Crowley's Ridge State Park a safe place for wildlife and beautiful place for families to visit year around."

The meeting place for the cleanup will be Pavilion 3.

A bird feeder craft will then take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Pavilion 3.

Participants will need to bring a toilet paper roll with them to make the recycled bird feeders.

To finish the day, Crowley's Ridge State Park will plant a tree in the park.

For a detailed schedule of the programs at the park, visit their website or call the park at 870-573-6751.

All Earth Day activities are free, but registration is required for the cleanup.

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