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Local Article: Honoring Earth Day

Go Green at Parks and Other Community Events

This year’s National Park Week, from April 20 to 28, centered on Earth Day, will offer free weekday admission to all 398 national parks from April 22 to 26, adding 134 more historic sites, preserves, recreation areas and other sites to the usual 264 with no entrance fee. Earth Day’s 43rd anniversary celebrations in America and worldwide will encourage everyone to join in the next “billion acts of green,” aligned with the theme: The Face of Climate Change.

“In the face of unprecedented occurrences of extreme weather, loss of species and pollution, it is clear that climate change is affecting our planet. We cannot afford to wait any longer to act,” advises the Earth Day Network, which posts many ideas for participating at

Find local park activities by state at or check a park’s website for upcoming programs. Following are other leading local events that will help citizens of all ages answer the call to go green.

Saturday, April 13, 9am-12:30 pm Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Visitor Center, 1635 River Rd., New Hope

Sunday, April 21, 11am-4pm Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown. See ad on page 3.

Saturday, April 27, 10am-2pm Core Creek Park, Pavilion #11, 901 E. Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne

Saturday, April 27, 12-3pm Community Wellness Day Lenape Middle School, 313 W. State St., Doylestown

Vicki Brown co-owns Harmony Clean with Debi Sarandrea. To reach Vicki or for more information, call 215-230-7700 or visit, April 2013

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