The Nature Conservancy Celebrates Earth Day

The state-wide conservation organization located in Lexington, KY will celebrate nature on April 22nd with local food trucks and local music.

Lexington, Kentucky | April 22, 2014

The Nature Conservancy, Kentucky Chapter, hopes that people come hungry to an Earth Day lunch featuring nature’s bounty accompanied by great music. Participating businesses will donate 10 percent of their profits towards advancing the Conservancy’s mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

What: The Nature Conservancy’s Picnic for the Planet

When: April 22, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

Music: The Local Honeys

“We celebrate the Earth everyday at The Nature Conservancy, although we try to make April 22nd extra special,” says Cadell Walker, the Conservancy's Director of Philanthropy in Kentucky. “Thanks to all of the food vendors and The Local Honeys for making this happen in a way that will also benefit our great conservation work here in the Commonwealth.”

The Nature Conservancy will have informational tables at the event where people can learn more about Kentucky’s unique natural landscapes, sign up to volunteer or donate toward the cause. Food vendors participating in the Conservancy’s Picnic for the Planet event include:

  • Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream
  • Clukin’ Burger Food Truck
  • J. Renders BBQ Food Truck
  • That’s How We Roll Food Truck
  • Fork in the Road Food Truck

After lunch, The Nature Conservancy is encouraging people to keep the celebration going outdoors at one of their public nature preserves. The Dupree, Sally Brown, Crutcher and Earl Wallace nature preserves are located near Lexington. Adds Walker, “If you don’t live nearby, consider visiting the Davis Bend Nature Preserve, along the Green River or the Mantle Rock Nature Preserve in western Kentucky. Check out our website for a nature preserve nearest you.”

About The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky: The Mission of The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Since opening its doors in Kentucky in 1975, The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky has protected over 40,000 acres of diverse habitat throughout the state, including more than 8,000 acres by direct ownership and 6,500 acres by conservation easements. During this time, we have also helped to conserve more than 100,000 acres of additional lands and waters throughout the Commonwealth in partnership with corporations, government agencies, conservation organizations and private landowners, partnerships made possible by support of a loyal and dedicated membership.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the web at To learn about the Conservancy’s global initiatives, visit To keep up with current Conservancy news, follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Contact information

Cadell Walker
The Nature Conservancy


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