Essex County Earth Day Celebration to Include Canoeing, Hiking, Honey Bees and More!

Roseland, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to the Annual Earth Day Celebration at the Essex County Environmental Center. This free, family friendly event offers residents the opportunity to participate in hands-on educational games and activities, canoe trips, bird walks, environmental information booths, enjoy live nature-themed music and shop in an eco-market. It will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022

Times: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ

“Earth Day gives us a special time to appreciate our world and reminds us of the importance of keeping our air and water clean. I invite you to join us for a great day of crafts, learning, canoeing and fun. Working together we can help keep Essex County green,” DiVincenzo said. “We invite the public to come out, and learn how they can interact with nature and become better environmental stewards,” he added.

The Environmental Center Staff has worked with partner agencies to present an Earth Day event that will appeal to all ages. There will be nature walks, live music, face painting and a rock climbing wall. The New Jersey Woodturners will demonstrate how art is created from found pieces of wood and fallen tree branches. Learn about ways to protect the environment or go on a canoe ride. (Canoe ride availability will be weather dependent.) The 4-H Club will present its Annual Fair and there will be a local eco-vendors’ sale. There will be presentations by Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, presentations by Mad Science, Oceans Rock Fossil Display, the Essex County Beekeepers and the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County.

Admission is free but merchandise from vendors will be for sale. For more information, visit www.essexcountynj.org or call 973-228-8776.

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