Hopkins Green Park
(Corner Nelson St & Jefferson St)
Lexington, VA.
June 17, 2017, 4:30 pm

We have a new date and renewed enthusiasm for our Earth Day Festival & Walk For Life Resilience! While the hard rains were beautiful, we were forced to postpone our festival last month because of them. We plan to be in Hopkins Green Park on June 17th, and in the event of rain, we will be in Lexington Presbyterian’s Dunlap Auditorium, located at 120 South Main Street. Please access this great space from the back entrance of the church on Randolph Street! Come and celebrate our earth with us!

Activities for the kids will include making “seed bombs” for butterfly and bird-attracting gardens, a children’s Earth Day Parade around Hopkin’s Green and a free after-dark animated movie of “The Lorax” starting around 8:30 pm, bring blankets to sit on! Everyone will have the opportunity to learn about solar power, native planting for residences and how to measure and reduce the family’s carbon footprint. We will have exhibits on bees, birds, solar, water, local organic gardening and our farmer’s market. We will also have information on hiking clubs, Friends of the Chessie Trail and the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council (RACC). Local musicians will be playing acoustic music! Light snacks will be available for sale and we encourage the use of restaurants nearby.

Walk for Life Resilience
We encourage you to walk or bike to the Earth Day Festival from all directions with signs in order to increase visibility to our neighbors of your love and concerns for the environment. Walking or biking demonstrates a low carbon mode of transportation and improves our health. We also encourage participants to wear green ribbons and/or green shirts and to interact with people along the way. Walking in groups can be self organized to meet at locations a few miles from the festival. A permit is not required as long as we do not block vehicle or pedestrian traffic. For more information on the Walk for Life Resilience, contact Eli Fishpaw:

Everyone is welcome to attend this free, family-friendly event, sponsored by the Environment Committee of 50 Ways Rockbridge. We hope to provide an informative, fun opportunity for Lexington and Rockbridge County residents to celebrate the region’s beautiful environment and learn more about how to take care of our earth. For more information, contact Susan Caba, cabasue@gmail.com