Touch the Earth Festival
Saturday, April 17 from 1-4PM
Join us for a Free event: Pavilion at Marilla Park, Morgantown, WV
Co-hosted by: Mon Valley Greenspace Coalition, West Virginia Land Trust, Mon River Trails Conservancy, Friends of Deckers Creek, Recycle Right Morgantown, Mon Chapter of the Sierra Club, Morgantown Green Team
The Touch the Earth Festival will include educational activities by members of participating organizations, including guided tours of Marilla Park’s new trail, a tree-planting party, and a scavenger hunt in which participants will learn to identify trees and plants. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn everything from how to build a sustainable hiking-and-biking trail to how to spot and avoid poison ivy. Trees on the trail route will have signage with information about their ecological and financial benefits, particularly as they relate to easing the adverse effects of climate change.
Guided tours of the new trail will be given at 1:30 and 3:30 P.M.
Tree-planting will occur at 2:30 P.M.
Live music: Mike Attfield and Friends 1:00-2:00 P.M. Autumn Equinox 2:00-3:00 P.M.
Throughout the festival, information on recycling, the rail-trails, the WVLT’s Toms Run Preserve, and the proposed Morgantown southern greenbelt will be available.
Guests who wish to participate in tree planting activities are encouraged to wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and gloves (so as to avoid contact with poison ivy) and bring shovels, if they have them. (Some shovels and other tools will be available for public use.)
In keeping with the state’s Covid-19 guidelines, guests are required to wear masks and maintain appropriate social distances.
The festival will occur rain or shine. Hope to see you there!
Marilla Park, East Brockway Avenue, Morgantown, WV, USA