Earth Month Celebrations
Woodbury Earth Day is presented by the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition (PRWC), a local environmental non-profit organization, with support from a dedicated team of volunteers. During the month of April, Woodbury Earth Day is promoting and hosting virtual and in person events in the spirit of Earth Day.
Participate on your own time!
Woodbury Earth Day is hosting a mixed media recycled poster contest with the theme "What Earth Day Means to Me." Posters will be displayed at the Woodbury Public Library between April 18th and April 30th. Awards will be given to first, second, and third place winners in each category (Adult, Teen, Tween, and Child). Winners will be selected by community choice voting. Entries must be received no later than 8 PM on Thursday April 15, 2021. Hop in a car with your family and challenge your friends to the Pomperaug Watershed Treasure Hunt! Explore the treasures in our midst and discover natural wonders and historic locations based off clues you will receive beginning on April 15. Track down the answers and submit your responses by May 9 to win prizes.
Learn about and care for water resources during Water Wednesdays!
PRWC is hosting a month-long series of virtual, self-guided and in-person educational programs and environmental stewardship opportunities. Next week, April 21, the theme is drinking water with a virtual DIY edible aquifer in the morning and a "Private Wells and Drinking Water" webinar in the evening. The last Water Wednesday on April 28, will begin with a virtual read aloud of the Caldecott winning story "We are Water Protectors" and will conclude in the evening with PRWC's Water Watchers webinar.
Join us for an in person workshop!
The celebration to be held on May 1, 2021 at Hollow Park in Woodbury will feature limited-capacity, activity-oriented educational workshops. Workshops and activities will include a Tree ID Workshop with Southbury and Bridgewater Land Trusts, Compost Workshop with UCONN Master Composters, River Exploration with Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, Gertrude Jekyll Garden Tour with Glebe House, Environmental Magic with Cyril the Sorcerer, and more. All participants must be registered in advance and leave the park after the program is completed.
We encourage you to visit www.woodburyearthday.org/ and follow @WoodburyEarthDay and #WoodburyEarthDay on Facebook and Instagram. We will be promoting #WoodburyEarthDay to our online audience so please use that hashtag to share Earth Day related sales and offerings. Our hope is that tagging #WoodburyEarthDay will help our Earth Day community find and support their favorite vendors and exhibitors from afar as we keep the spirit of the event alive. We eagerly look forward to presenting a larger in-person celebration again next year.