Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum (FOLA) invites adults and children of all ages to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne. The program is free and open to the public, rain or shine (directions here).
The festivities will begin at 1 p.m. with a welcome reception and light refreshments. At 2 p.m., Jim Wright, birding columnist for The Record, will talk about the unique features and history of High Mountain Preserve, Wayne’s highest point.
Starting at 3 p.m., FOLA volunteer guides will offer tours through the arboretum on foot or in the arboretum’s motorized vehicles. Also at 3 p.m., FOLA will host a special hands-on activity for children, “Recycle and Reuse,” in Laurelwood’s Educational Greenhouse, which adjoins the Knippenberg Center for Education. Children will use recycled materials to start seeds for a summer garden.
“We are proud to join the millions of people around the world in celebrating our amazing Earth,” said FOLA’s President, Alice Moskowitz. “We hope our Earth Day celebration will help raise awareness of the natural beauty around us and of the importance of preserving our environment.”