The Nature Conservancy in Alabama invites you to get outside and celebrate Earth Day with a “Picnic for the Planet” Sunday, April 22 at Railroad Park from 11AM to 3PM. Join Conservancy chapters worldwide in an attempt to set a world record for the most people picnicking in a 24-hour period! Everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic (and blanket) and join us for the world’s largest picnic celebration. This event is free and open to the public, rain or shine.
- Live music from Jason Bailey Band, The Arc, and Blue Galaxy String Project
- 50+ picnic tables as art objects
- Kids’ activities
- A global world record attempt at 1 p.m.
In 2011, the global office of The Nature Conservancy held an inaugural Picnic for the Planet which resulted in thousands of people picnicking on all seven continents. This year, those who are unable to attend the Picnic at Railroad Park can sign up to host their own picnic with family and friends like the one in Birmingham. Anyone who holds a Picnic for the Planet with at least 25 people can download materials that will allow their picnic to be officially included in the record-breaking attempt. 427-0806 to order.
As a fundraiser for the Alabama chapter of The Nature Conservancy, wooden picnic tables have been sponsored by companies, non-profits, and individuals. These picnic tables will be decorated and on display at the event and in Linn Park and Kelly Ingram Park following.
Pre-order your picnic lunch from Boxcar Cafe at Railroad Park. Lunch includes sandwich, chips, fruit salad, cookies, and drink for $10. Call Kim at (205) 427-0806 to order.