Northwest Community Events

Earth Day Events at Escambia and Santa Rosa County Elementary Schools

Escambia and Santa Rosa County Elementary Schools are participating in the DEP Northwest District’s plastic bag collection in honor of Earth Day. While students and classrooms compete to bring in the most plastic bags for recycling, they will also be learning about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle with the aid of Easy As One activity sheets and a lesson plan the Northwest District designed just for them. Winners from the schools will receive certificates, Florida State Park passes, and reusable totes.

Santa Rosa County Schools:

Location: Bagdad Elementary, 4512 Forsyth St., Milton, FL 32583
Dates: April 3 – April 12

Escambia County Schools:

Locations: A.K. Sutter Elementary, 501 Pickens Ave., Pensacola, FL 32503
Oak Crest Elementary, 1820 N. Hollywood Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32505
R.C. Lipscomb Elementary, 10200 Ashton Brosnaham Rd., Pensacola, FL 32534
Dates: April 26 – May 4

Contact: Jeanne Arnette Williams, 850-595-0600

Earth Day at the Capitol

Join the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for a learning festival in honor of Earth Day. Hands-on
educational booths with a focus on Green School Initiatives and activities aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State
Standards– including HE.C.1.3. for grades three, five and eight – will be featured.

Easy As One staff will collect plastic bags and old cell phones during this event. Bring used cell phones and chargers – regardless of condition – for donation to the Big Bend Victim Assistance Coalition or 20 retail plastic bags for recycling to receive a day pass to any Florida State Park (while supplies last).

Location: Florida State Capitol, 400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Date and Time: Friday, April 20, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Contact: Misty Alderman, 850-245-2906
More Information: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/ed/earthday/default.htm

Earth Day Pensacola

Earth Day Pensacola is an annual event where the people of Northwest Florida get together to celebrate the Earth in a fun, family friendly atmosphere. There will be live music, a sustainable art show, food vendors, an expanded children’s area, a day-long lecture series, and many different information booths on how members of the Pensacola community can live more sustainably.

Staff from DEP’s Ecosystem Restoration Section will have a booth at the event to educate the public about oyster and seagrass conservation and restoration efforts.

Location: Bayview Park, 2000 E. Lloyd St., Pensacola, FL 32503
Date and Time: April 21, 10 a.m. – 4  p.m.
Contact: Jeanne Arnette Williams, 850-595-0600
More Information:  http://www.earthdaypensacola.org/

Earth Day in Bay County

Panama City Branch Office Staff will have brochures about the Clean Marina, Easy As One and other DEP programs. Florida State Park passes will be given away to a few lucky Earth Day participants.

Location: McKenzie Park, 144 Harrison Ave., Panama City, FL 32401
Date and Time: April 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact:  Jeanne Arnette Williams, 850-595-0600
More Information:  www.earthdaybaycounty.com

Earth Day and Apalachicola Antique Boat Show

Northwest District’s Clean Marina Coordinator’s booth at this event will provide information from the Clean Marina Program, Easy As One recycling and other green ideas. Staff will hand out Clean Marina brochures, Easy As One brochures, and outreach brochures.  Free Park Passes will also be available.

Location: Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, 122 Commerce St, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
Dates: April 21-22
Contact: Jeanne Arnette Williams, 850-595-0600
More Information: http://www.antiqueboatshow.org/

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