Earth Day has been celebrated every year in Pasco County on the fourth Saturday of April at Crews Lake Wilderness Park - located at 16739 Crews Lake Dr., Spring Hill, Florida. This year it will be held on April 23rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event promotes environmental education, volunteerism and a commitment to a greener community. Keep Pasco Beautiful will be giving away 250 tomato plants on a first come basis, only one plant per household.
We are excited to bring back the Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society plant sale, upcycle vendors, ladybug release, and educational displays. Learn about many creatures with ambassadors from Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, Dundee Farms, and Florida Skunk Rescue. Hits 106 will be doing a live remote from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
There will be a household hazardous waste collection onsite accepting items including lightbulbs, batteries, oil, gas and paint. The electronics recycling includes disposal of 2 TVs for free. Visit the Pasco County Household Hazardous Waste page for detailed information of acceptable items. Document shredding by Shred 360 will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a limit of 3 boxes/bags per person. Bring in old thermostats or thermometers to properly dispose of mercury and receive a $5 gift card.
The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service is offering two workshops at the event: Rain Water Harvesting at 10 a.m. and Composting at 12 p.m. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by April 18 for each:
Register for the Rain Water Harvesting Workshop here: bit.ly/rainearth
Register for the Compost Happens Workshop here: bit.ly/Compost2022
This event is a partnership between Keep Pasco Beautiful, Covanta Pasco, Pasco County Environmental Compliance, Pasco County Recycling, Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources, and UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension, and Pasco County Department of Public Works.
For questions or vendor information contact Lottie Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 856-2917 ext. 201.