Earth Day Celebration set for April 24

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(MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE OCEAN STAR)

BAY HEAD — Bay Head Life will sponsor the borough’s first Earth Day Celebration in the center of town on Saturday, April 24. 

The group has invited municipal groups and environmental specialists from all over Ocean County to help the public learn what steps can be taken to make a positive impact on the environment. The event, taking place in the municipal parking lot at 83 Bridge Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and all are welcome.

“It was just sort of spur of the moment because there is so little we can do inside, so we wanted to come up with something outdoorsy to do and this is a perfect opportunity, so we are all excited. Everything’s coming together quite nicely,” said member Karen Benziger.

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According to a press release from Bay Head Life, “it has been illuminating [and exciting] to learn of all the federal, state and grassroots organizations that are doing so much to help Ocean County. We are lucky to have them.”

Following a virtual rain barrel workshop held by Save Barnegat Bay on April 13, attendees can pick up a recycled barrel and hardware at the Bay Head Earth Day Celebration on April 24. Save Barnegat Bay will give each attendee a 55-gallon blue plastic drum and all of the hardware to make their own rain barrel for their home. Representatives will be available to answer any questions attendees may have.

The New Jersey Watershed Ambassador for Barnegat Bay will share ideas about minimizing waste and recycling, while the Barnegat Bay Partnership has donated copies of its guide to native plants, “Going Native: A Guide to Landscaping with Native Plants in the Barnegat Bay Watershed.”

The Bay Head Farmers Market invites small farms to the borough’s downtown to bring fresh, local produce, eggs, plants and flowers to community members. The organizers believe in better eating, better living and bringing people together. Mike Turner will bring the first spring produce and share his experience with chemical-free growing.

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