Celebrate Earth Day at Niagara Parks
Saturday, April 21, 2012
In celebration of Earth Day, there are a variety of events that will take place on Saturday, April 21 within Niagara Parks. The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is always a strong supporter of all green initiatives, and so this is a great day to come out and witness first hand the efforts that Niagara Parks goes to in order to do their part.
2nd Annual Spring Plant Sale
The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture will be holding its 2nd Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in front of the Butterfly Conservatory.
A variety of plants will be on sale, all grown on-site at the Botanical Gardens. NPC staff and Master Gardener volunteers will also be available to answer any questions.Quantities are limited, so be sure to arrive early for the best selection.
NPC will be offering special discount admission to Butterfly Conservatory that day, with proof of purchase: $3 off for adults and $1 off for children, as well as a 25% discount on any purchase over $25 in the retail shop. It’s a must for garden-enthusiasts!
Earth Day with Friends of the Niagara Glen
At the Niagara Glen Nature Centre, the Friends of the Niagara Glen will be holding their 3rd Annual Earth Day Event from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The group and their partners will be showcasing various displays and educational materials about their conservation efforts. Members will also be providing guided hiking tours of the Glen, which is home to the greatest concentration of Species at Risk anywhere in Ontario. Those planning to spend the day at the Niagara Glen are encouraged to bring their own bagged lunch and refillable water bottles. Not only is this event FREE but it is a great idea for a family outing.
The Niagara Glen Nature Centre will be open for the day, where you will find members of the Niagara Land Trust (NLT) selling recycled rain barrels, in partnership with www.RainBarrel.ca, to help raise funds for their ongoing preservation work. The NLT is a non-profit charity that works to preserve Niagara’s ecological, agricultural and cultural landscapes today for future generations.
The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture is located at 2565 Niagara Parkway, with the Butterfly Conservatory situated on the property as well. The Niagara Glen Nature Centre is located at 3050 Niagara Parkway, across from the Whirlpool Golf Course.
Looking for more to do with your family? Many great Falls attractions are also open that day. Purchase your Niagara Falls Adventure Pass, which includes admission to Journey Behind the Falls, Maid of the Mist, Niagara’s Fury: The Creation of the Falls, and the White Water Walk. Also, get $30 worth of exclusive money-saving coupons for shopping, dining, and additional attractions throughout Niagara Parks.