Earth Day Actions!

Earth Day is the time of year to pay homage to our planet and involves efforts including our recent stream cleanups to efforts to ban plastic bags in local communities.

We want to acknowledge the beauty and biodiversity all around us. We also want to reinforce the importance of conservation and natural resource protection.

Communities all around the globe celebrate Earth Day on April 22 in myriad ways – picking up litter from the roadside, spending time in the wild, and attending a march for a greener world.

There are so many ways to celebrate Earth Day!

 

Want to reduce your environmental footprint? Make every day #EarthDay by planting native plants in your yard. Native plants need less water and their roots can hold soil in place, leading to cleaner streams and rivers in our watershed.

Join our upcoming workshop to create your very own rain barrel! The average American household uses 2000 gallons of water a day from the combination of water use in our homes, on our yards, from our diets, and in other consumer choices. A simple and easy way to mitigate this use is by creating and installing a rain barrel.

 

Come learn about rainwater harvesting, water quality in New Jersey and the ‘River-Friendly’ actions you can use at home. Mark your calendars and come to The Watershed Institute on June 9 from 1 – 3 p.m. $50 per barrel (groups are welcome) and all materials are included.