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Croton To Hold Earth Day Event At Vassallo Park On April 27

There will be an Earth Day celebration in Vassallo Park in Croton on April 27.
There will be an Earth Day celebration in Vassallo Park in Croton on April 27. Photo Credit: File photo

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – The Village of Croton-on-Hudson will host an Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 27, at Vassallo Park.

The event is sponsored by The Croton Conservation Advisory Council and will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food for sale by La Monica Deli and The Blue Pig with live music by Strange Pools and Rose Coen. There will be also be free native shrubs to take home and tree care advice.

Participants in this year’s event include The Croton-Harmon High School AP Environmental Science Class, Cornell Cooperative Master Gardeners, Croton Arboretum, Ferry Sloops, Green Mountain Energy, Care of Trees, Croton Point Park Nature Center, Riverdrifters Fine Art Works, Teatown Lake Reservation, Westchester Land Trust and Wolf Conservation Center.

This year’s festivities include:

  • A bird walk led by Saw Mill River Audubon
  • Litter cleanup with free T-shirts and tote bags for all participants
  • Energy conservation information
  • How to identify invasive plants and what to do with them
  • How to attract birds bees and butterflies using native plants
  • Backyard composting
  • A yoga demonstration
  • Leaf mulching advice
  • Bike safety advice
  • Funny Fish of the Hudson River presentation hosted by Chris Letts
  • The Japanese Art of Fish Printing demonstration by Joe Mullins
  • Arts and crafts using recycled materials
  • A sporting goods swap

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