Thursday, April 10, 2008

Keep the Water Where It Falls — Earth Day at World Peace Wetland Prairie from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday April 20

PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE to ENLARGE photo of Lonicera sempervirens, the native trumpet honeysuckle about to bloom April 9, 2008, on World Peace Wetland Prairie.

Fayetteville's Town Branch Neighborhood and the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology have announced that the Fourth Earth Day Celebration since the Founding of World Peace Wetland Prairie, a city-owned nature park and natural rain garden in south Fayetteville, is planned for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2008.
Nature walks will be led by local biologists and nature enthusiasts, highlighting Arkansas native plants and describing the value of natural wetland and its function for stormwater abatement and cleansing in an urban environment.
Information from founding organizations and area environmental groups will be offered as well as an opportunity to participate in planting trees, native grass and flowering plants and in helping remove Japanese honeysuckle, fescue and other non-native invasive species. Some small trees and possibly some flowering plants will be available for adoption.
Musicians and poets are invited to perform with acoustic instruments; and environmentally friendly songs and poems are especially welcome. Activities suitable for small children will be offered.
Bird-watchers are encouraged to come at dawn or stay until dark. Bring a camera or video recorder. Nice photo opportunities are likely.
The theme for 2008 is "Keep the Water Where it Falls, Maintain the Habitat."
Updated information on plans for Earth Day activities at 1121 South Duncan Avenue in Fayetteville may be found at
Links to photo albums and slide shows on WPWP flora and fauna may be found at
Remember: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday April 20, 2008

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