Esquimalt will be celebrating Earth Day a few days early in 2017 by hosting a community clean-up and planting event at Highrock Park on Wednesday April 19th.
Several local schools will be participating with students from kindergarden to Grade 11 pitching in at the park.
Activities include invasive species removal, planting, trail building and, again this year, hungry goats will be assisting with weeding out invasive species and having a great meal at the same time. The goats are an important part of the cleanup as they are able to access ground too difficult for people to reach.
Township of Esquimalt Parks staff will be coordinating the event, working with local schools and community members to help raise awareness about keeping our local parks and urban forests safe and healthy.
A number of exhibitors will be on hand this year providing environmental information, including Bartlett Tree Service, World Fisheries Trust, Parks Canada, F.U.N. Society, Compost Education Centre, and HCP.
Esquimalt's Earth Day celebration is made possible with the support of many local sponsors. A big thank you goes out to Country Grocer, Starbucks, Bartlett Tree Services, Kimoff, and South Island Ferns for their support.
9:15 - 9:25 a.m. welcome speeches
9:25 a.m. ceremonial tree plant
9:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. work Stations and activities; exhibitors open
12:10 – 1.p.m. Country Grocer BBQ; exhibitors open
1 – 2:30 p.m. work stations and activities; exhibitors open
This event runs rain or shine so make sure you come prepared with warm clothes and boots if necessary. Everyone is welcome so come on out and celebrate Esquimalt's Earth Day on April 19th.