Local Earth Day Events

April 13, 2019

Earth Day is April 22 and the annual observance is planned by AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the World) for Saturday, April 13. The 2019 events will be held at the United Methodist Church, 5810 Bryant Road, Ludington, from 10am to 5pm.

The 2019 Earth Day theme is "Earth Day- Protect Our Species."

The 2018 schedule included the following events. Activities and schedule for 2019 will be posted as they become available:


9am - Guided Nature Visualization Meditation, Al Haslam
9:30am - Qigong, Lynne Onuma

11am-12pm - Workshops

Young Living - Essential Oils
Backyard fruit orchard - Dave Jones
Republic Recycling - Matt Biolette

1pm-2pm - Workshops

CRA River Care Program - Paul Kogelschatz
Comprenew - Scott Vandercoy
Landscaping for a Better Tomorrow - Vicki Sawicki

2pm-3pm - Workshops

Live animal exhibit - Randy Baker


12pm-1pm - Biology and Ecology of the White-Tailed Deer, Randy Baker
2pm-3pm - Alternative Energy, Emil Ureel
3:30pm-4:30pm - Uniformity to Diversity in Food, Phil Howard, MSU

Kids activities

Petunia Parade booth, Live Animals (Randy Baker), Sun Burning (Alan Wernett), Button Making, Eco Bags (AFFEW), Family Hike 1pm led by Dave Dister, Eco Bags, Art Posters

Indoor Booths

AFFEW (Julia Chambers)
Audubon (Heidi Moloney)
Friends of the Ludington State Park (Heidi Moloney)
Nature Photos (Steve Begnoche)
Little Red Organics (John Ferree)
Beekeepers (Lenny Feldberg & Joan Riise)
Conservation District and North Country
CISMA (Dani McGarry)
City of Ludington water treatment plants

US Forest Service - Manistee Recreation (Jon Thompson, assistant ranger, Cadillac)
Spirit-of-the-Woods Hiking Club (Bob Duning)
Hale Hemp Oil( Coleen Avedisian)
Young Living Essential Oils (Mary Scheffler)
Petunia Parade (Kathy Radtke)
Little Manistee Watershed Council Jim Squier)
Tree Seedlines (Needlefast Evergreen)
ACRE Ag Tech (Doug Huesdash, Old Silo Farms (Travis)

Outside Booths

Aquatic Species (Jennifer Scholl, Manistee)
Nature Hike at 11 am led by Dave Dister
Family Hike at 1pm led by Dave Dister

Hoop Dancing at 1pm (Aamoo niini/bee man)
Sun Burning at 3pm (Alan Wernett).

Food & Drink available all day. Silent Auction awards at 4:35pm; raffle drawing at 4:45pm.

For more information, visit the AFFEW website.

Other Earth Day Activities

Sandcastles Children's Museum - 129 E. Ludington Ave., held an Earth Day Tree Craft for toddlers and preschoolers from 10am-1pm and a Planting for Earth Day with recyclable containers from 10am-3pm.

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