Staff Report

Monday, April 22 — Earth Day. Photo credit: E. Todd Fowler

The City of Fairfield is inviting the public to be part of a ceremonial tree planting on Monday, April 22 — Earth Day.

The event is to take place at 1 p.m. at Huffman Park, 2100 John Gray Road, in Fairfield.

MetroParks will also honor the environment with Earthstock, an Earth Day festival with lectures, demonstrations, artwork, an art competition using recycled products, vendors, and more.
Earthstock takes place at the Voice of America MetroPark (West Chester Twp.) lake and surrounding area from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

Locals have the opportunity to attend an Earth Day event at Chrisholm Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, in Trenton. Show and Tell on the Farm is for all ages and is scheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. It is a free event to educate people on being good stewards of the Earth and caring for gardens and animals. Show and Tell on the Farm is a regular event at Chisholm, and events may be found on the YourMetroParks.Net website.

Looking beyond Butler County for Earth Day fun?

Those looking beyond Butler County for Earth Day fun might be interested in Earth Day OTR, an event from noon to 5 p.m. Sat., April 20 at Washington Park in Cincinnati. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and 3CDC are partnering to offer eco-friendly activities and vendors at the park.
A band that has performed at Hamilton’s Rivers Edge and other Butler County venues, Elementree Livity Project, is on the slate of performers at the event. 
Go here for more information on Earth Day OTR.
See more Earth Day events in Ohio here.


EARTH DAY FACTS• April 22, 2019, is the 49th anniversary of Earth Day• Earth Day creators and supports strive to solve climate change, help end plastic pollution and protect endangered species• Earth Day focuses on environmental education• This year’s campaign is “Protect Our Species” and focuses on all creatures who are endangered