Appreciation of the outdoors, wildlife and conservation run deep in Nature’s Place to Play. Parks, preserves, wildlife management areas, Environmentally Sensitive Lands, a state forest and a state park together comprise 107,000 acres and a third of Adventure Coast lands. Enjoy them; explore them; value them Earth Day and every day.
Here are some events to raise environmental awareness on Earth Day, April 22. The theme for Earth Day 2017 is Environmental & Climate Literacy.
Sierra Club Founder Celebration
McKethan Lake Park
15109 North Broad Street, Brooksville, 34601
9:30am – 2:30pm
Meet at Pavilion B to enjoy a day in the park or join leader Ben Berauer, and Linda Vanderveen, Sierra Club member and Audubon Society birding expert, for a trail walk. At noon there will be a picnic luncheon featuring John Muir readings by Jerry Cowling as John Muir, and more. Donations accepted for luncheon and program.
Chinsegut Earth Day Family Fun
Chinsegut Conservation Center
23212 Lake Lindsay Road, Brooksville, 34601
Stop by on Earth Day to check out some fun activities taking place throughout the day. Free creative photography opportunities will be offered, kids crafts, plant your own coreopsis and an old fashioned slide show of Chinsegut photos through time. All activities are free of charge, no need to register, just stop in.
Earth Day at the Botanical Gardens
Spring Hill Garden Club
1489 Parker Avenue, Spring Hill 34608
9:30am – 12:00pm
Learn to make a beautiful hummingbird feeder. Hummingbirds of the area will be this year’s focus during the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens Earth Day Celebration. This is a free family event with displays from area gardening groups with information on attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to home gardens. Spring Hill Garden Club members will be available for tours of the gardens and to answer gardening questions.
Chinsegut Hill Retreat Spring Plant Sale, Exhibits, Kids’ Crafts & Tours
Chinsegut Hill Retreat
22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville 34601
9:00am – 1:00pm
Enjoy Earth Day with majestic views among the live oaks and magnolias. This free family friendly celebration of natural history includes a Florida native plant sale, information, exhibits. Manor house museum tours are available for $5.