Earth Day work party and wildflower walk events planned at the Seminary Hill Natural Area


Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, April 20, by getting your hands dirty at the Seminary Hill Natural Area during a public work party, and add a free wildflower walk to your calendar for April 27.

This Saturday’s all-ages volunteer effort will offer opportunities to remove invasive ivy, maintain trails and work alongside other people who love nature and community service.

“There are several community events on Saturday to mark Earth Day. We’d love to have you join us at the Seminary Hill Natural Area, but if you find yourself working elsewhere, that’s great too,” said Brian Mittge, president of the Friends of the Seminary Hill Natural Area. “Our event is friendly and open to all ages. We love bringing together little kids, students, families and senior citizens to work side-by-side taking care of our shared forest jewel. Plus, free cookies!”

The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Barner Drive entrance to the natural area just east of downtown Centralia. Credit for community service hours will be available for high school students in need before graduation.

Bring along gloves and sturdy shoes. Tools will be available, but you may also bring your own.

Free refreshments will be provided by local businesses and the Friends of the Seminary Hill Natural Area, which hosts this work party as well as free nature events throughout the year.

The following Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m., former Centralia College botany professor Lisa Carlson will lead a wildflower walk. Again, all ages are invited and refreshments will be provided.

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