April is packed with family-oriented activities across King County where everyone can learn how easy it is to practice being “green” year ‘round.
Whether it’s picking up tips for how to use fewer resources around the home, or finding out how you can participate in a local habitat restoration project, there are a number of opportunities for King County residents to learn more about protecting the environment from experts at the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP).
“The events we have planned throughout April are great opportunities to learn more about green and healthy lifestyle practices that are perfect for everyday use – not just on Earth Day,” said Theresa Jennings, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks director.
County experts will provide participants with interactive experiences and hands-on demonstrations on how easy it is to recycle, green-up your ride, volunteer, eat local and make your home and garden greener.
King County experts can be found at the following events:
• IKEA Earth Day, April 19-20; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., IKEA, Renton
The county booth will offer techniques, practices and programs that make it easy to be green. Local gardening personality, Ciscoe Morris, will appear at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19.
This free two day event blends IKEA’s gardening day and will host other government agencies, groups and businesses that encourage green practices.
• King County Fifth-Annual Earth Day Expo, Tuesday, April 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Westlake Park, Seattle.
The expo will also feature activities and educational opportunities for adults and children, including an appearance by Bert the Salmon, King County’s environmental mascot, children’s activity corner and more. Admission is free.
• University of Washington Earth Week Fair, Wednesday, April 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Husky Student Union Building (HUB) Lawn, UW Seattle Campus
The county booth at the fair will feature students, businesses and government agencies talking about practices and products that protect the environment. Admission is free.
Additional family events and upcoming restoration opportunities can be found in King County’s Spring Into Action brochure. To download a copy visit, dnr.metrokc.gov/dnrp/pa/earthday/.