Saturday, April 23, 2022
9 am — 1 pm
Artistic representation of the Earth.

The folks at Legacy Grove have announced their sec­ond annu­al Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion at Legacy Grove Park in Winchester. The event will take place on Saturday, April 23. 

The activ­i­ties begin at 9 a.m. with a lit­ter clean-up at the park; indi­vid­u­als and groups can select routes in the park and in Clark County. Litter par­tic­i­pants will be treat­ed to a grill-out from Clark County Farm Bureau and T‑shirts pro­vid­ed by Bluegrass Greensource.

Other activ­i­ties lined up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. include:

  • How to make seed bombs (Winchester Inspired by Nature)
  • Recyclable crafts (Blossom Riffe, Sekisui)
  • Scavenger hunt, chalk art (Legacy Grove)
  • Tree iden­ti­fi­ca­tion walk (Jon Walker, Retired Forester)
  • Book Walk for kids (MIsty Strain, Clark County Public Library)
  • Invasive species  iden­ti­fi­ca­tion (Nancy Gift, Berea College)

There will be edu­ca­tion­al booths that include:

  • Clark County Compost Facility
  • Dept. of Forestry – Fire Safety
  • Habitat for Humanity Can Program
  • KY Riverkeepers

The morn­ing will focus on earth-friend­ly resources and earth-engag­ing activ­i­ties for all ages, and music from 4‑H Club and Possum Queens. 

Partnerships include:

  • Winchester Inspired by Nature
  • Clark County Solid Waste Department
  • Clark County Farm Bureau
  • Clark County Public Library
  • Sekisui
  • Bluegrass Greensource
  • Department of Forestry
  • Clark County 4‑H Club
  • Habitat for Humanity

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it the event page at https://legacygreenscapes.org/events/ or con­tact Hope at hope@legacygreenscapes.org.

  • Pete Koutoulas

    Pete is an IT pro­fes­sion­al work­ing in Lexington. Formerly of Campton, he and his wife have lived in Winchester since 2015. Pete is a for­mer week­ly news­pa­per pub­lish­er and for­mer colum­nist for the Winchester Sun. These days, when not work­ing he can often be found on his back porch read­ing or writ­ing, in the back­yard tend­ing to his toma­to plants, or put­ter­ing around in his garage or work­shop. Reach Pete at pete@wincitynews.org.