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Wilmington Earth Day Celebration


Get into the green scene! This Earth Day, enjoy the city’s newly renovated Rodney Square during the Wilmington Earth Day Celebration, a free, lunch-time festival.

In addition to the park’s new shade trees, sidewalks, and ramps, visitors can browse among 40 vendors offering green products, services, and advice. This will include a variety of hybrid and fuel-efficient automobiles. Also, visitors can enter to win a free raffle item and take home free trees and other giveaways, while supplies last.

?We are all responsible for the global community we live in, and for us to take a step forward, we must take action to create positive environmental changes,? said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. ?The Wilmington Earth Day Celebration is a great event to educate citizens about the many green initiatives and services available.?

Children of all ages are welcome. They will arrive to find make-and-take crafts and exhibitors showcasing children’s programs. They can also listen to readings of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax every half hour, starting at 11:30am, featuring guest readers Shawn M. Garvin, administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mid-Atlantic Region, and members of the Charter School of Wilmington’s Environmental Club.

Sponsors for the Wilmington Earth Day Celebration include the City of Wilmington and the Delaware Department of Transportation. The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is providing support, and Pinelands Nursery & Supply is donating tree saplings.

The Wilmington Earth Day Celebration will be held rain or shine. To learn more, call Ross at 800.445.4935, ext. 106.  Information is also available online at DelawareEstuary.org. Organizers are encouraging people to bring their lunches to the 10th annual event.