Did you know this Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day! By: Joe Scrizzi

Photo by: John DelGrosso

Lots of ways to take part in your local community. Whether it be in a local Clean-Up, Stream Project, Planting a Garden, Going Hiking, Volunteering or Donating to a Conservation Group, below are some ideas of ways to get involved:

Allentown Central Catholic High School Environmental Club, cleaning area of Jordan Creek, west bank, Gordon to Turner streets (behind the high school, 301 N. Fourth St., parking lot, Jute and Chew streets), 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Hamilton District Main Street Program, planting flowers at Eighth and Hamilton streets. Liz Regan, 484-542-7827.

Lehigh Parkway, cleaning area of Lehigh Parkway South. Betsy Acevedo 610-531-4013.

Here are a few articles about Earth Day related events published on The Valley Ledger:

The 2016 Great Allentown Cleanups

19 Allentown Parks Scheduled for Cleanup on April 24

The official launch of Wild Fox Farm’s Barnraiser project is Friday, April 22, 2016


Other Activities To Do:

With warmer weather here, lots of people have moved outside and are working on landscaping, creating a garden and starting to plant. Watch the temps at night though, it’s still a bit cold to plant certain items this early. Some local greenhouses that will be open this weekend:

Segan’s Bloomin Haus on Grange Rd. West Allentown

Ross Plants & Flowers on Rte. 309 Orefield

Lehigh Valley Zoo: This year’s party combines Earth Day, World Penguin Day, and Tuxster’s birthday. Activities include music, African Penguin painting demonstrations, RAD Center Conservation Conversations, Arbor Day tree planting dedication, and Smart Fun with the Zoo’s mascot, Tuxster.


Gaming Options:

Help the Planet, one App at a time. Actions as simple as buying great apps and games. With “Apps for Earth” – a fundraising partnership between the App Store, WWF and 24 developers, you can have tons of fun while helping the planet. Until April 24th, 100% of the proceeds from participating apps and In-App Purchases will support WWF’s crucial conservation work. And each app features fantastic exclusive content celebrating the world’s oceans, wildlife and other key areas WWF focuses on. So while enjoying everything else from new heroes to exciting photo tools, you’ll be contributing to a cause that benefits us all!

The gaming option isn’t about the LV however, lots of people in the LV play games on their phones, tablets, etc. Many may not know about this, but by following the Valley Ledger, they can say, they heard it here first!

To everyone living in the Lehigh Valley, I leave you with this for Earth Day 2016:

When we work together, our small actions can produce big change!

~ Joe Scrizzi