25th Anniversary Earth Stewardship Celebration Kick off In Mansfield

25 th Anniversary Earth Stewardship Celebration Kick off

Mansfield, Ohio- The Earth Stewardship Steering Committee is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 25 th Anniversary Earth Stewardship Celebration, joining citizens across the State of Ohio and the United States in celebrating the Great American Cleanup.

Mayor Tim Theaker, the Richland County Commissioners, elected officials, and community leaders will join members of the Earth Stewardship Steering Committee to officially proclaim the months of April 1st through August 1st as Earth Stewardship Months in Mansfield/Richland County.

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Gazebo in Central Park Downtown Mansfield, Ohio

A tree planting to commemorate the 25th Anniversary and litter cleanup of the surrounding area by members of the steering committee will follow the ceremony. The tree, a Fagus Roseo Marginata (Tricolor Beech), has been generously donated and Alta Florist and Greenhouse graciously provided the donors with a discount to purchase the tree.

The annual event invites area groups in all of Mansfield/Richland County to conduct a project during the months of April and May to commemorate Earth Day, Arbor Day, and Soil and Water Stewardship Week. We have witnessed over 49,000 residents over the last 24 years who have volunteered their time and energy to a project during the months of April and May. To mark this special anniversary celebration, we have extended the program to run from April 1st – August 1st, 2021.

Citizens are encouraged to join this celebration by participating in a litter clean up, tree planting, and/or beautification project, recycling drive, community garden, rain barrel/rain garden, planting of native plant, pollinator, prairies and/or wildflower garden project of your choice at a location of your choice. Organize your friends, neighbors, and coworkers and register your participation by calling the Earth Stewardship Steering committee at 419.755.9702. Registration and project completion deadline is August 1, 2021.

Members of the Earth Stewardship Steering Committee: City of Mansfield, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. Friends of Mansfield Parks, Mansfield in Bloom, North End Community Improvement Collaborative, OSU Extension, Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development, Richland Public Health, Richland County Regional Solid Waste Management Authority, and Richland Soil & Water Conservation District.

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