Upcoming Festivals Will Celebrate Clean Water in Central Kentucky
The birds are chirping, the trees are in bloom, the weather is warming up – spring has sprung and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the Earth! Bluegrass Greensource is working with a variety of local partners to host three watershed festivals this spring in Boyle, Garrard, and Lincoln Counties.
The Boyle County Earth Day Festival, held in conjunction with Clarks Run Environmental and Educational Corporation, Boyle County Cooperative Extension, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College, will be held Saturday, April 26th from 11:00 to 3:00 at BCTC’s Danville campus. The event features a 2K “fun hike” and 26K bicycle ride, children’s activities, a display of artwork by Junction City Elementary 5th graders, live music, concessions by Lucky Dog BBQ, and environmentally-themed displays from local vendors such as Boyle County Solid Waste, Boyle County Public Library, Community Arts Center, Smart Growth Boyle, and more. Informational sessions will be offered about local water quality, septic system care, and home composting. Additionally, Boyle County Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part rain garden workshop beginning on Friday, April 25, during which participants can learn to design and build a rain garden using native plants.
For detailed information about the Boyle County Earth Day Festival, click here.
The Garrard County Earth Day/Watershed Festival will be held on Saturday, May 10th from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Garrard County Extension office. The event is co-sponsored by Earth Angels, Garrard/Lincoln Solid Waste, and Garrard County Cooperative Extension and will feature children’s activities, a display of watershed posters by Paint Lick Elementary students, a display of Garrard County nature photography, vendors selling recycled and handmade items, concessions, nature walks on the Pleasant Retreat trail, a recycled fashion show, and environmentally-themed displays from local organizations. Informational sessions will be offered about local water quality, septic system care, monarch waystations, and Garrard County flora.
For detailed information about the Garrard County Earth Day/Watershed Festival, click here.
The Lincoln County Earth and Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, June 14th from 10:00 to 3:00 at the First Southern Community Arts Center in Stanford. The event is co-sponsored by the Community Arts Center and Garrard/Lincoln Solid Waste, and will feature children’s activities, live music, food vendors, rain barrel sales, environmentally-themed displays from local organizations, and more.
For detailed information about the Lincoln County Earth & Arts Festival, click here.
The spring festivals are funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under §319(h) of the Clean Water Act. Bluegrass Greensource will work with local partners to host a total of nine Earth Day or watershed festival events over the next three years in Boyle, Garrard, and Lincoln Counties.