|Earth Day 08|
Nearly 100 residents helped beautify, protect, and raise environmental awareness during the 7th Annual Warrington Earth Day event that took place on Saturday, April 26th at Twin Oaks day camp. The Warrington Environmental Advisory Committee organized and managed the day’s activities.
Volunteers from cub, boy and girls scout troops, the Central Bucks South Environmental Club, Central Bucks West and East German Honor Society, Citibank and the Barclay Elementary School Green Team donated their time and effort with a variety of community service activities. 31 bags of trash were collected from local streams and parks and over 400 flowers were planted at Igoe, Porter, & Wells Park to beautify common areas and signs. A large number of volunteers labeled 400+ storm drains throughout the township and distributed information to homeowners about the importance of keeping waste, debris and chemicals out of the drains. Members of the Central Bucks South Environmental Club helped construct 20 rain barrels that will be distributed to township residents at a later date through a workshop. Rain barrels are used to collect and store rain water from roof downspouts.
A series of educational exhibits and entertainment were on-hand as well to help participants understand particular environmental issues. Exhibitors included PA Cleanways, Park Creek Watershed, Bucks County Conservation District, The Energy Cooperative, Coast Guard Auxiliary, a Master Gardner, and the EPA. A performance from Eco-man, Richard John McLaughlin, provided environmentally friendly music and stories.
Volunteers also enjoyed free refreshments and supplies provided by local merchants. Businesses that contributed to the event include County Line Fence, Dunkin Donuts, Home Depot, Genaurdi’s, Houlihan’s, Illg’s Meats, Lowes, North Wales Water Authority, Valley Square Lifestyle LP, Wawa & Wegmans. Participants also enjoyed music provided by Karaoke and Beyond.