More InformationEarth Day events
These are some of the Earth Day-related events taking place in the Fort Wayne area:
Save Maumee Grassroots Organization tree planting, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., along the Maumee River in the 800 block of Glasgow Avenue. Dress for working outdoors.
* David Radcliff will speak on "You're getting warmer. ... Searching for causes and cures in a rapidly warming world," 7 p.m., Achatz Hall, Gunderson Lecture Hall, University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St. Radcliff is director of the New Community Project of Peoria, Ariz., a faith-based nonprofit organization that works for environmental sustainability, global justice, intergenerational learning tours to many nations, and empowering youth and young adults.
* 3Rivers Credit Union will offer a free Shred Day 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the rear parking lot of its branch at 1615 Northland Ave., across from Crazy Pinz. There is a five-box limit on what can be shredded.
* Earth Day Tree Planting Workshop, by Mark Ringenberg of Hoosier ReLeaf, noon-2 p.m., north side of Trinity Hall at University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St. Help plant 20 trees or just learn how to do it.
* Earth Day at Metea County Park, 6-8:30 p.m., at the park, 8401 Union Chapel Road. Free admission. Activities will provide information about soil, watersheds, water quality, wildlife, recycling/re-use, and Earth conservation. A night hike will be offered at 8:30 p.m. for the first 50 people to register by calling 449-3777. Hike cost is $3 per person, but ages 6 and younger are free.
* Sweetwater Sound will host a free guitar string recycling event for old and used guitar strings 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at its campus, 5501 U.S. 30 W. Electric or acoustic guitars will be restrung with new strings provided by D’Addario. Musicians interested in recycling through Playback can visit http://www.daddario.com/playback. For more information, call 432-8176.
* Little River Wetlands Project hosts Earth Day Fort Wayne, 1-5 p.m. April 24 at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road. Free admission.
* Hoosier ReLeaf and more than 50 local and state environmental groups present Soil to Soil: The Environmental Cycle of Life, 3-8 p.m., Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. Free admission. The event includes nature activities, chainsaw carving, tree planting, speakers, food, silent auction, wine tasting and more. Tim Womick, who is billed as a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, will appear, and the Kitchen Table Players will provide music.