The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is celebrating Earth Day 2018 by hosting a variety of activities on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.
On Saturday at 2:00pm, visitors are invited to gather with local First Nations teacher Paul Carl to “cleanse mind and body, and to offer good thoughts for Mother Earth as part of a special smudging ceremony. Through this process, we allow the smoke to rise up to Father Sky and as that the Eagle takes those thoughts to the creator for a healthier Mother Earth and all of our relations on her.”
Enjoy a ‘Trailsong’ performance On Sunday, April 22 by Young Choristers Limestone, Kingston Area Choir under the direction of Margaret Moncrieff, as they hike around the Chickadee Trail beginning at 2pm. The choir will perform several songs at different spots along the trail and hikers will be invited to join in singing a couple of those songs.
The public can also check out an exhibit of nature photography by local amateur photographers in the Outdoor Centre between 9am and 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is located on Division Street just two kilometres north of Highway 401.
Entry fees are: $5.50 per person for adults and children over 12, and $3 per person for children 12 and under, to a maximum fee of $14 per car. Annual passes are available for $80 per year.
For more information about the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, visit www.crca.ca or call (613) 546-4228 x 500 or toll free in the 613 region at 1-877-956-CRCA (2722).