On Earth Day, April 22nd, residents from Warrenton, VA can participate in activities that create a better understanding of our environment. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to learn more about the adverse effects garbage has on the Earth. There will be two main sessions of which you can attend. The first session will be at 11:00 AM and the second session will be at 2:00 PM. An additional session with a screening of “Green Fire” will be held at 8:00 PM. This event is being sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park.
Earth Day: And Why Conservation is Important
The National Park Service and the State Park system are firm believers in conservation and protection of wildlife. Leesylvania State Park is a prime example of the importance of conservation. This park was reclaimed after an extended period of time of being neglected. Now, it is more beautiful than ever! The Virginia Department of Conservation has worked hard to maintain the pristine conditions of this hidden gem. Ospreys and other migratory birds can be spotted here in their native habitats. Protecting this environment is important because we all benefit from the beautiful scenery and clean air it provides.
Earth Day: Useful Garbage
Part of the learning process is assessing adverse impacts of trash on the environment. In these two sessions, you will learn how to make useful objects out of the garbage.
*The usual State Park fees for admission are applicable here. There are no extra events costs to attend the sessions or the screenings of the “Green Fire” film.
Earth Day: Green Fire
Leesylvania State Park, located near Warrenton, VA exemplifies Aldo Leopold‘s vision that calls for an ethical and caring relationship between the land and its people. In the documentary film “Green Fire” you will learn about Aldo Leopold’s vision and how it has changed the thought processes of many conservationists. Leopold’s tireless work ethic in preserving and saving wildlife habitats is legendary.
Environmental literacy provides an understanding of the past, present, and future of the environmental movement. Earth Day is a day set aside to take stock of what we’ve done and what we still need to do to protect the environment. Warrenton Toyota hopes that the entire community has a great Earth Day 2017!