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Earth Day celebration on tap for Saturday

April 16, 2009


• 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Free rides are available on the Lawrence Transit System.

• 11 a.m.: Parade begins at Seventh and Massachusetts streets and heads south to South Park.

• 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: South Park events: Live music, activities, food and booths about watersheds and water conservation.

• 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Tree identification tour in South Park.

• 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.: Tour of butterfly and rose garden and Downtown Japanese Friendship Garden by city horticulture staff.

For more information, visit lawrencerecycles.org.

Past Event
9th Annual Earth Day Parade

  • When: Saturday, April 18, 2009, 11 a.m.
  • Where: Downtown Lawrence, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • More on this event....
Past Event
9th Annual Earth Day Celebration

  • When: Saturday, April 18, 2009, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • More on this event....
Past Event
Clinton Lake Earth Day

Event to clean up litter around Clinton Lake.

  • When: Saturday, April 25, 2009, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Overlook Park, 872 N 1402 Road, Lawrence
  • More on this event....

The local salute to Earth Day will kick off Saturday in downtown Lawrence.

Events range from a parade down Massachusetts Street at 11 a.m. to nature tours, conservation information and a water festival in South Park. The T also will offer free rides all day.

But the party doesn’t end on Saturday: Tune in for more Earth Day events Monday, Wednesday and April 25.

On Monday, the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s Special Populations Acting 101 class will perform “Hairspray” at 7 p.m. at South Junior High School, 2734 La. Acting 101 is a class created to help people with disabilities become more comfortable in front of crowds and to be better self-advocates.

Swing by the Lawrence Arts Center at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for the presentation of the fifth annual Imagination and Place Environmental Award. One award is given each year to a designated category. This year’s category is public servant, and the award will be given to an employee of a Douglas County governmental agency.

And from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, the city will be host to an electronic recycling event at the Free State High School parking lot, 4700 Overland Drive. Recycling is free for all electronics except computer monitors, $5, and TVs, $10.

The 26th annual Clinton Lake Cleanup is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25. Volunteers are asked to gather at Overlook Park Shelter No. 1 to help remove litter from the lake and surrounding areas.


Leslie Swearingen 9 years ago

This is a wonderful idea. I would like to think it would cause people to think about the earth and what we are doing to it. It shames me to think what my species has done to destroy other species because we cannot, or will not, control our numbers and our needs. Two things will be the downfall of us, greed and sloppiness. I do have hope however because I know there are greater numbers of people who are trying to do the right thing.

dandelion 9 years ago

2fat4u (Anonymous) says… Earth day is a freaking joke. Global warming is a myth. Personally I could care less about that sort of stupididy.

Didn't take long for the naysayers to jump in. You must be a lover of those middle eastern guys or work for an oil company. If you don't want to save money and make all those guys rich, just keep driving your gas guzzlers, and open your windows at home with the furnace turned on, and dump all your trash on the street. What a pig. This isn't about saving the earth, moron. The earth will continue, but you will be dead. No big loss, I guess.

WHY 9 years ago

Fortunately for me my lease here is up in about 50 years. The next tenant can work on the broken thermostat or sleep with the covers off. It is all the same to me.

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