Celebrate conservation and environmental sustainability with the City of St. Catharines during Earth Day related activities.
Earth Day Celebration at Market Square
Meet the City of St. Catharines to learn about water quality, take the tap-water taste test, discuss reducing single-use plastics and enjoy other environmental activities at the Links for Greener Learning’s annual Earth Day Celebration at Market Square on Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Help make St. Catharines a more beautiful place by taking part in the Pitch-In Day Clean City Clean Up Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon.
This year’s designated sites include: QEW off ramp at Lake Street (meet at the Best Western Plus parking lot at 2 North Service Rd., no children under 12 years old); QEW off ramp at Ontario Street (meet at the Henley Square plaza parking lot at 395 Ontario St.; no children under 12 years old); former Fairview Golf Course (meet at Pet Smart parking lot at 40 YMCA Dr.); Roehampton Park/CNR Spur Line (meet in the parking lot at 55 Roehampton Ave.); and Rotary Park (meet in the parking lot at 395 Pelham Rd.).
You can also help clean your own neighbourhood or favourite park. Gloves and garbage bags are available. Get a group together and let us know where you’ll be cleaning up so we can arrange to pick up the trash. Visit http://www.stcatharines.ca/PitchInDay to register and for more information.
Earth Day Celebration and Native Plant Sale
Help the Friends of Malcolmson Eco-Park and the City of St. Catharines plant trees and wildflowers and find something for your own garden at Malcolmson Eco-Park Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Other activities include a park clean up, planting, weeding and mulching gardens, as well as a presentation on how to avoid invasive species from taking root. The plant sale will feature Butterfly Weed, Trilliums, Black Eyed Susans and more than 100 other native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses will be for sale.
The annual Earth Day tree planting and dedication, with invited dignitaries, takes place at 11 a.m.
Malcolmson Eco-Park is located at 325 Lakeshore Rd. Parking is available at the nearby Grantham Lions Club (732 Niagara St.). Visit www.stcatharines.ca/EarthDay for more information.