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Earth Day

Connect with nature! On Earth Day this year, The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky is teaming up with local food trucks and vendors to celebrate nature’s bounty and have some fun. Participating businesses will donate 10 percent of their profits towards advancing our mission in the Bluegrass state. So come hungry!

What: Picnic for the Planet

When: April 22, 2014 (Earth Day!) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in the heart of downtown Lexington

Music! Dine to the sound of The Local Honeys.

Thanks to these Earth-Friendly businesses for participating in this event:

Celebrate Earth Day Year-Round

Explore: Commit to spending more time in nature this year. Then head outdoors at the Dupree and Crutcher and Sally Brown nature preserves in the Kentucky River Palisades, the Davis Bend Nature Preserve located along the Green River, or other places we protect.

Volunteer: Visit the information table at our Picnic for the Planet to learn more about The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky and to sign up to get involved!

Donate: If you are short on time for attending this event or volunteering, consider donating towards our mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Did You Know?

The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. The event is credited to the late U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson who envisioned an event modeled after the anti-war teach-in demonstrations that Vietnam war protesters had used successfully to educate people about their issues. More than 20 million people turned out at thousands of colleges, universities and communities across America on that day, sparking a global environmental reawakening.

Today, more than half a billion people in 175 countries convene on behalf of the planet on the same day each year. At The Nature Conservancy we know there is still much to do to protect our planet. From climate change to global population growth, we work to ensure that our only home can sustain our continued use of its precious natural resources.

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