Earth Day Celebrations: Take action for the Environment

Earth Day: April 22, 2022
Wye Marsh Earth Day Celebrations: April 23, 2022

On Saturday, April 23, 2022 explorers of all ages will have the chance to get dirty, put down new roots, and help restore vital habitat to support species at risk. All activities included in the price of admission. 

  • 9:30am - Buckthorn Invasive Species Removal Project
    Meet @ the back patio of the Visitor Center

    Please email hkeery@wyemarsh.com to register for this activity. Please wear long sleeve pants and a long-sleeved shirt, and bring gloves. Be ready to get a little dirty! 
     
  • 10:00am - Mini Orienteering Adventure
    @ the Classroom in the Visitor Centre

    After a mini-workshop on how to use a compass, participants will be given a handout to record their readings, and then give it to a volunteer for scoring. The form will include their name/ contact information so we can do a random draw at the end of the day to award a prize!
     
  • 10:30am - Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop for Beginners
    @ the Pavilion

    It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 GROW! Learn the basics of vegetable gardening at home.
     
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Severn Sound Environmental Association Information Booth
    @ the Pavilion
    Learn about local citizen science programs and how you can get involved!
     
  • 11:00am - Seed Sale & Germination Activity with the Wye Marsh Wildlife Gardeners
    @ the Pavilion

    Learn about the importance and beauty of native plants, and take some seeds home to grow yourself!
     
  • 1:00pm - Wye Marsh Restoration Planting Project
    Meet @ the back patio of the Visitor Centre

    Please email hkeery@wyemarsh.com to register for this activity. Please wear long sleeve pants and a long-sleeved shirt, and bring gloves. Be ready to get a little dirty! 
     
  • 1:00pm - Raptors Impacted by Climate Change
    @ the Birds of Prey Field

    Join Delaney at the Birds of Prey Field for a special Birds of Prey Demonstration and talk. 
     
  • 2:00pm - Tour of the Berm to Learn about a Youth Initiative Protecting Turtle Nests 
    Meet @ the Display Hall

    Meet the creatures, and discover the importance of protecting turtle habitats and nesting grounds. 

Admission: Regular admission to Wye Marsh. Adults $12, Seniors and Children $9, Children under 4 Free, Members Free. 
Price includes admission to our interpretive centre and trails for day and activities. You do not need to pre-register for the activities for the Earth Day Celebration unless otherwise noted.

Looking for more resources to help stop invasive species? 

Invasive species, both plant and wildlife can be devistaing to the native ecosystems. Invasive speices are species that are introduced to an ecosystem either intentionally or unintentionally; they do not naturally appear in the ecosystem. Invasive speices compete for resources and cause damage to existing populations. To learn more, and for ways to help, click the links below:  

Can't make it to the celebration? Try these activities to celebrate from home!

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