The first ever Rye community Earth Day awareness celebration is being planned for Sunday, April 19th, 2020. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Friends of Rye Nature Center (FRNC) will appear before the Rye City Council on Wednesday to request the use of the Village Green on April 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. for the celebration. In a letter to Interim City Manager Greg Usry, FRNC Executive Director Christine Siller said:
“this celebration would be both an awareness raising opportunity about the ways residents can live a more sustainable lifestyle as well as a family fun opportunity. All participating organizations will provide either educational materials (for example, the food scrap program, native plants for our area, Rye’s tree program), a fun educational activity (e.g. bulb planting), and/or a demonstration (FRNC would like to hire someone to showcase our local birds of prey).”
City council approval of events is routine and typically a rubber stamp approval process.
As of now, fifteen local groups have signed on the participate:
Conservation Commission Advisory Council
Rye Arts Center
Rye Free Reading Room
Rye Garden Club
Rye Historical Society
Rye Lions Club
Rye Nature Center
Rye Sustainability Committee
Rye Youth Council
Westchester Children’s Museum