“In nature, nothing exists alone” – Rachel Carson, 1962

Proponents of Trails for Kids here in Fayetteville will celebrate Earth Day 2019 with activities at the Don Davidson Park on Wilson Parkway on Saturday, April 27.

“We would like to invite everyone to celebrate Earth Day 2019,” said Kevin Freeman, event coordinator. “We will be removing invasive plants – privet – and planting native flowers and trees to create habitat for pollinators – bees and butterflies.”

The event will get underway, and volunteers will be divided into two groups, each assigned a specific project. Participants are encouraged to bring a healthy lunch and plenty of water.

Work will stop at 11 a.m. for a small ceremony and book reading by the Imagination Library of Lincoln County. After lunch, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., there will be a short guided hike and disc golf instruction with B.J. Harwell.

From 1-4 p.m., participants will finish any projects not yet completed, and Saturday evening, from 4-5 p.m., there will be a bicycle clinic and from 5-6 p.m. a pump track skills clinic. The Earth Day celebration will end with a short hike on Leopard Frog Trail from 6-7 p.m.

Freeman expressed his appreciation to Fayetteville Parks and Recreation for supplying native seeds, Tennessee Trails Association’s Evan Means Trail Grant for the tools to be used, and Bobby Lanier of Lincoln County People and Places page for showing the beauty of the trails and helping promote the event.

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