Earth Day celebrated in Lake County at Penitentiary Glen Reservation

Visitors of all ages learn to protect the Earth

KIRTLAND, Ohio - Visitors of all ages took advantage of sunshine and blue skies Sunday in Kirtland to breath some fresh air and to also learn ways to keep that air fresh and clean for future generations.

Lake Metroparks hosted an Earth Day celebration at Penitentiary Glen Reservation. Hundreds took part in hands-on activities, games and demonstrations focused on efforts to help protect the Earth.

Visitors walked passed a large globe on their way to the Ecofair, where they were able to talk with representatives from a variety of local agencies and organizations focused on conservation and the environment.

"Every person affects the Earth and we have one Earth and we need to take care of it, from the smallest child to the oldest adult," said Pat Morse, Lake Metroparks interpretive manager and event coordinator.

Guests were able to help paint a rain barrel and win a free rain barrel too. Earth-friendly products were also available for purchase at the Earth Day Marketplace.

Sunday's celebration completed a week filled with fun nature-oriented programs.




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