Saturday, April 19, 2008

Love Your Mother, Celebrate Earth Day

Fayetteville’s Town Branch Neighborhood and the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology will hold the fourth Earth Day Celebration since the Founding of World Peace Wetland Prairie, a city-owned nature park and natural rain garden in south Fayetteville, from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The prairie is located at 1121 S. Duncan Ave. in Fayetteville.

Nature walks will be led by biologists and nature enthusiasts, highlighting Arkansas native plants and describing the value of natural wetland and its function for storm water abatement and cleansing in an urban environment. Bird-watchers are encouraged to come at dawn or stay until dark and bring a camera or video recorder.

Information from founding organizations and area environmental groups will be offered as well as an opportunity to participate in planting native species, and in helping remove nonnative invasive species. Some small trees and possibly some flowering plants will be available for adoption.

Musicians and poets are invited to perform with acoustic instruments. Activities suitable for small children will be offered. Old hippies and Cowbirds are welcome, too.

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