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4/17/2017
Earth Day Celebration at the Millpond
 
Earth Day Celebration at the Millpond

Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Brighton on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Millpond, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This free, all-ages event is hosted by the Maltby Intermediate School 6th grade enrichment class and will feature recycled art, games, crafts, and more!  To get all the event details, visit begreeninbrighton.weebly.com.

The founders of Earth Day organized the first event on April 22, 1970 where more than 20 million people across the United States advocated for an environmentally conscious society.  Earth Day is now celebrated annually on April 22, by 192 nations worldwide.  The celebration of Earth Day has sparked an international movement to protect the planet and all its resources, and provides inspiration and opportunities for people to be stewards of the Earth.

Arbor Day will also be observed by the City of Brighton on April 22, 2017, where a new Littleleaf Linden tree will be planted by the Imagination Station during the Earth Day Celebration.  The City of Brighton has been honored by the Arbor Day Foundation as a national Tree City USA.  The annual Arbor Day planting affirms the City’s commitment to enhancing the urban tree canopy of the Brighton community.

This year marks the City of Brighton’s first Earth Day Celebration, which will kick off with a Millpond Cleanup beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22.  The City is increasing its environmental efforts through the Millpond Restoration Project, which is a part of the larger “Beautify Brighton” initiative.   

For more information about the Earth Day Celebration, Arbor Day, and the Millpond Restoration Project, please visit www.brightoncity.org or contact Jessica Reed at reedj@brightoncity.org, and at 810-225-9257.