Earth Day at Mill Cove 2018

Our community gathered for family-friendly (& eco-friendly) fun!

by Stacey Dondey – April 23, 2018

The 7th annual Earth Day event at Mill Cove in Mansfield attracted people of all ages. With bird walks, falconry demonstrations, zip lining, energy exhibits, marshmallow archery, recycling crafts, children’s games, food and local vendors there was something for everyone.

Ever since it’s conception in 1970, Earth Day has been bringing people together from all walks of life to promote awareness and inspire change. It is a day celebrated by over 1 billion people in 193 countries in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

Earth Day’s 2018 theme is End Plastic Pollution. It hopes to fundamentally change people’s attitude and behavior towards plastic & reduce pollution. The incredible growth of plastics threatens our planet from poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones. It litters beaches, landscapes, streams and clogs our overflowing landfills.

In a large scale effort to promote these Earth Day values everyday, Mill Cove Inc. is facilitating the new Mill Cove Environmental Center. Ground breaking is scheduled for this Fall if all progresses as planned. The building will include a great hall, exhibit area and laboratory facilities for both students and public alike to enjoy.

Smokey the Bear made a welcome appearance to remind children, “Only YOU can prevent forest fires.” He urges people to drown campfires, crush cigarettes and hold matches until cold. His advice is as pertinent today as it was at the first Smokey Bear Campaign 74 years ago.

For more information, visit millcoveinc.org or visit Facebook at Mill Cove Environmental Center.

Credits:
Idea/Concept: Stacey Dondey
Videography: Kaitlyn Callahan
Video Editing: Kaitlyn Callahan
Writing: Stacey Dondey
Correspondent: Stacey Dondey

Produced by Vogt Media
Funded by UPMC Susquehanna, PVVC

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Circle W Sports

UPMC Susquehanna

Laurel Health Centers

Penn Wells Hotel Lodge

Cafe 1905

Citizens & Northern Bank

Vertical Edge Media

Dunhams Department Store

First Citizens Community Bank

Sherwood Motel

Bethany's Jewelry and Design

Johnnyz HOT ROD Cafe

Peggy's Candies & Gifts
Matthews Motor Company

Terreuz Jewelry

Akikos Floral Arts

Pops Culture Shoppe

Three Springs Ministries

Accounting with Attitude

In My Shoes

Wellsboro Woodlands

Ginn & Vickery Attorneys at Law

Dunhams Do-it Center

Wellsboro Inn on the Green

Tony's Italian Cuisine

The Fifth Season