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Here’s how you can clean up Lansing in time for Earth Day

Here’s how you can clean up Lansing in time for Earth Day

Every weekend in April, Fenner Nature Center will host 'Extravaganza Weekends' for volunteers to help clean up the trails and protected lands at the center.

Greater Lansing residents are working hard to clear the snow and are eager for warmer weather. Many local organizations offer opportunities to get outside for a cause, with Earth Day just around the corner.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate and protect the Earth through service in Greater Lansingthis Month:

‘Extravaganza Weekends’ at Fenner

Each weekend in April Lansing’sFenner nature center will host service weekends to clean up trails and protect land. Instructions and supplies will also be provided. Clean-ups will take places from 9 a.m. to three p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Every weekend in April, Fenner Nature Center will host 'Extravaganza Weekends' for volunteers to help clean up the trails and protected lands at the center.

These are the highlights of each weekend:

  • April 9-10: Clipping and chipping
  • April 16-17, Invasive plants removal
  • April 23-24: Clean up in and around buildings

Visit the event’s website to learn more facebook.com/fennernaturecenter/events/.

River cleaning with Lansing Earth Project

The Lansing Earth Project hosts an event at Rotary Park in Downtown Lansing, Saturday April 23. This event will collect litter from the park and along river trails. If the river is safe to kayak on, participants will be able to use a limited number kayaks to clean the banks of river. You will receive trash bags, gloves, and trash picker tools.

The Lansing Earth Project and partners will host a Grand River clean up event downtown on Saturday, April 23, to celebrate Earth Day.

This event is also being hosted in conjunction with the Friend of the Lansing Regional Trails, and the Middle Grand River Organization of Watersheds. More information can found at facebook.com/LansingEarthProject.

Potter Park Zoo – “Party for the Planet”

Potter Park Zoo will host a “Party for the Planet” on Saturday, April 23rd as part of the largest Earth Day celebrations in North America. Through hands-on activities, the zoo will offer ways to learn more about conservation issues. The event will take place from noon to 4 pm. Learn more atPotterParkZoo.org.

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