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Friday, April 16, 2021

Earth Day Celebration is April 25 Rain or Shine in Tower Park

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Earth Day 2021 is on for Sunday, April 25, 12:00 - 4:00 in Tower Park.  COVID-19 forced the city and the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy, the event’s sponsors, to cancel the 2020 event, but now that people are getting vaccinated things are opening again - albeit slowly and socially distant. 

This year’s event will be held outdoors rain or shine in Tower Park. It will also be scaled back to accommodate COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.  Activities, displays, food and beverage trucks will be placed around Tower Park instead of being inside the Mess Hall. The event is sponsored by the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy and the city.  Check out the Conservancy’s Facebook page for information and videos. 

The big news this year is that Tristate Green PC will be there to recycle your old electronics. In general, if the device has a power cord, then they will take it. The list of acceptable items include: 

All computers and laptops

Servers and networking equipment

Printers, fax machines and copiers

Office phones, cell phones, and home phones

VCRs, DVD players, cables boxes, and home video equipment

Small kitchen appliances

UPS battery backups 

Wires, cables, and cords

Computer accessories (mice, keyboards, docks, and miscellaneous parts)

Audio equipment 

CRT monitors and old tube televisions will cost $20 to recycle. They are not certified to dismantle the tube devices. It also turns out that any recycler will charge to take the devices. But it is worth the cost to reclaim the space in your home. So instead of it going into a landfill, recycle it. 

Tristate Green PC’s truck will be located in the new parking lot behind the Mess Hall. Streets will be one way around the Mess Hall. 

You can also recycle bottle caps into park benches. There will be a drop-off barrel at the event. In fact, the big blue bench in the Model Native Garden in the park is a recycled bench from this program. Here is a partial list of recyclable plastic caps for this program: Medicine bottle caps, milk or creamer caps, toothpaste caps, deodorant caps, drink bottle caps, flip-top and spout caps, baby food caps, cottage cheese and yogurt lids, butter and cream cheese lids. 

Types of caps to recycle into benches

Texas Joe, Grassroots and Vine, and Braxton will be there. There will also be self-guided nature hikes and children’s activities sponsored by the Campbell County Library, an art with spices activity with Colonel De Spices, and building a bird feeder with Home Depot, cycling the trails with CORA, NKY Beekeepers, and more. 

And local chainsaw artist, Chris Rust, plans to carve and raffle off a piece.  You can see some of his work in the Native Garden in Tower Park. 

 It will be a good way to get back in touch with our natural heritage.

Earth Day Celebration 

Tower Park

Sunday, April 25

12:00 - 4:00 

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