Fort Thomas to host Earth Day event at Tower Park

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With 75 vendors and exhibitors, the Fort Thomas Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 30 will have plenty to occupy the whole family.

Hosted by the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy and the city of Fort Thomas, the event will run from noon to 4 p.m. in Fort Thomas’ Tower Park.

This year’s theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” Participants can meet and speak with area “green” organizations to learn about solar power, locally sourced food, recycling, sustainability and other topics.

Local artists, live entertainment and food trucks will be on hand, and children can enjoy a special activity zone. Local artist Chris Rust will demonstrate chain saw sculpture using trees that have been downed in storms.

Plus, there will be goats.

Guests can also pick up free tree saplings and grab as much free compost as they can carry. They are encouraged, as well, to bring old or nonfunctioning electronic items to recycle with Tri-State Green PC (if it has a plug, they can recycle it) as well as old gym shoes to recycle through a program by Christ Church.

Representatives from several Northern Kentucky conservancies, the UK Extension Office, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and the Kentucky Department of Forestry as well as the Northern Kentucky Bird Club, area garden clubs and the Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association share information on the region.

For more information, click on “Events” on the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy website.

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