FLORIDA CELEBRATES EARTH DAY THROUGH STATEWIDE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES
~Earth Day inspires week-long celebration through volunteer and recreational activities~
Eager volunteers receive instruction before they begin their beach cleanup efforts.
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will celebrate Earth Day throughout the coming week with a slew of activities in our state parks and aquatic preserves. These activities will offer Floridians and visitors opportunities to volunteer, learn and enjoy the diverse ecosystems that make up our state.
Established in 1970, April 22 will mark the 44th annual Earth Day and remind all of us about the importance of our role in protecting the environment. Many state parks and aquatic preserves will host activities from this weekend through April 27 in celebration of the event, expanding the influence of the event’s original philosophy.
This week’s Earth Day events are offer something for everyone. Ranging from beach cleanup efforts to celebratory festivals, events for all those interested in protecting and recognizing the importance of advocating for our ecosystems are available to the general public.
For those interested in getting their hands dirty, consider the following volunteer events.
For those interested in learning more about Florida’s unique ecosystems have to offer, consider these events.
For those looking to join together in celebration of Earth Day with other environmental enthusiasts in one of our award-winning state parks, consider these events.
Over its 44 years, Earth Day’s popularity has grown tremendously and the list above represents just a few of the events taking place in your local communities and around the state. We hope you’ll take some time out of your week to join us to volunteer, learn and celebrate Earth Day and envrionmental protection.
About the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s principal environmental agency, created to protect, conserve and manage Florida’s environment and natural resources. The Department enforces federal and state environmental laws, protects Florida’s air and water quality, cleans up pollution, regulates solid waste management, promotes pollution prevention and acquires environmentally-sensitive lands for preservation. The agency also maintains a statewide system of parks, trails and aquatic preserves. To view the Department’s website log on to www.dep.state.fl.us.