April Events

Spring’s the time to head for the open road and check out this diverse display of events taking place around the country.

| April 3, 2009

  • Earth Day EPA 2008 photo contest winner Richard Burkart enjoys the environment.
    Winning the Enjoying the Environment category: "On this spring day, my wife and I were enjoying the environment and beauty of Battle Creek River. I find it extremely interesting that this photo was taken within four blocks from the heart of Battle Creek, Michigan. Sometimes we can find true beauty and enjoy nature real close to home or in our own backyard. The reason I chose this scene was of the reflection of the trees and natural framing of the picture in this location."
    courtesy Richard Burkart, Battle Creek, Michigan/EPA Earth Day 2008 Photo Contest
  • Earth Day EPA 2008 photo contest winner Julie Larsen Maher won the Protecting the Environment category.
    Winning the Protecting the Environment category: "Bruce Foster, Wildlife Conservation Society's Collections Manager at Central Park Zoo, is working to save the critically endangered Wyoming toad, thought to be extinct in the wild. Through a successful breeding program in New York, there is now a small population of the toads found outside of Laramie, Wyoming, a result of a joint reintroduction program lead by the USFWS and supported by AZA Zoos."
    courtesy Julie Larsen Maher, Sleepy Hollow, New York/EPA Earth Day 2008 Photo Contest
  • Earth Day EPA 2008 photo contest winner Alex Saberi's Realm of the Deer.
    Winning the Nature and Wildlife category: "Taken early one autumn morning in Richmond Park (London's biggest and best park). I had been stalking these guys every morning due to the rut and the mists. The sun was coming up behind them, backlighting the leaves and mists."
    courtesy Alex Saberi, London, England/EPA Earth Day 2008 Photo Contest

  • Earth Day EPA 2008 photo contest winner Richard Burkart enjoys the environment.
  • Earth Day EPA 2008 photo contest winner Julie Larsen Maher won the Protecting the Environment category.
  • Earth Day EPA 2008 photo contest winner Alex Saberi's Realm of the Deer.

Earth Day

The 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 deserves a celebration, so take part in your local Earth Day events. If you’re in the Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, area, celebrate a little early by visiting Sonnewald Nature Foods for their celebration April 19. From 11 to 4, Sonnewald’s will offer information on straw bale house, local farms, gardening, zero waste and more. “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally” is part of their philosophy.

Check out the website for more details or call 717-225-3825.

For more information on Earth Day, check out these websites:

A portal for U.S. government events and information, EarthDay.gov.



Children’s activities and more at Kaboose.

EPA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.





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