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ECO Earth Day Celebration
Saturday April 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
It’s a celebration of Mother Earth! Join us for beekeepers, backyard chickens and more!
Join Environmentally Conscious Oswego — the Oswego ECO Commission — for a celebration of Mother Earth! The annual Earth Day Celebration includes demonstrations of beekeeping and honey, composting, rain barrels, and raising chickens , plus collections of all kinds for recycling.
Fox Metro will be hosting a drop off for medical prescriptions and EpiPens. Eye glasses, keys, batteries, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, and packing materials may also be dropped off. There will be a book and bicycle exchange, and a collection of dog-related items for area rescue organizations. Groot Industries will be on hand collecting electronics of all kinds.
The Village of Oswego, in partnership with the Conservation Foundation, is selling rain barrels! Rain barrels are large containers that capture storm water from your roof that would otherwise be lost as runoff. Per the Conservation Foundation, approximately 40 percent of total household water use during the summer months is for watering lawns and gardens. Rainwater is a sustainable solution for watering flowers and gardens, or washing cars and windows.
Place your order before April 17, 2017. Rain barrels will cost $55-$60 and can be ordered through Upcycle Products. Choose to deliver the barrel to your home for an additional $5, or choose municipal pick up for no additional charge, to be picked up at the Earth Day event.
In honor of Arbor Day, Village of Oswego Public Works staff will be planting two trees at 10 a.m. at Oswego Village Hall.
For more information, contact the ECO Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.