City postpones Earth Day celebration because of COVID-19

The City of Lawrence has postponed its annual Earth Day celebration because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Following recent orders from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health prohibiting public gatherings of more than 10 people, the city announced in a news release this week that it would postpone the celebrations until later in the year. The celebration was scheduled to take place April 18.

The local Earth Day celebration, which is in its 20th year, includes a parade down Massachusetts Street that ends in South Park, where residents can participate in various activities. Activities scheduled for this year include yoga, music, local food vendors, environmental exhibits and family activities, according to the celebration’s website.

The city will provide updates as they develop on the city’s Earth Day website, The release states that volunteers and exhibitors who already signed up to participate are being contacted.


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