Earth Day Event and Parade Nelson BC, Monday April 22, 2pm-4pm
Come plant some native seeds with CKISS on Earth Day! Join us, the community of Nelson and others in celebrating this year’s International Earth Day theme of “Protect our Species” at Hall St Plaza in Nelson on Monday April 22nd from 2-4pm!
2pm: Native planting, speakers, vendors and other activities at the Hall St Plaza.
3pm: Parade to begin and end at Hall St plaza, with local Samba band to lead the way! Costumes encouraged!
A big thanks to the Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative and The West Kootenay EcoSociety for organizing this fun and informative event.
Here are 5 FREE things you can do to protect native ecosystems this Earth Day!
Earth Day started on April 22, 1970 as an idea for a nation to focus on the environment. Today 192 countries and 1 billion people partake in Earth day events, a day of action that encourage change in human behavior in order to create a healthy and sustainable environment.
Make yourself part of the movement by preventing the spread of invasive species. Invasive species can out compete native species for resources and space, drastically lowering the biodiversity of ecosystems. Humans are the #1 way invasive species spread by ‘hitchhiking’ onto watercraft, clothing, vehicles and even your pet!
Another upcoming event in April is the Creston Spring Trade Show. It is touted as the best trade show in the Kootenays, this show brings together businesses and organizations from across the region in a festive, friendly atmosphere. There is tons to see, do and buy. Door prizes!
CKISS will be there to talk to Creston residents on how they can help prevent a bullfrog invasion! We will have cool bullfrog props on display so you will know how to ID and report sightings of these invasive frogs.