Earth Day has been celebrated every year in Pasco County on the fourth Saturday of April at Crews Lake Park, in Shady Hills, Florida. This event has been a collaboration between, Pasco County Public Works, Keep Pasco Beautiful, Covanta Pasco, Pasco County Environmental Compliance, Pasco County Recycling and Education Department, Pasco County Parks and Recreation, and the Pasco County School Board.
Earth Day 2020 Celebration Goes Virtual
The 50th Anniversary for Earth Day was held as a virtual event on April 22nd due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The yearly celebration continued though with a virtual photo contest. Its purpose was to promote waste reduction utilizing the hash tag #reducebyreuse. Winners were chosen by popular vote and Lowe’s gift cards were awarded to the winners. There were 26 photo submissions, 2,789 votes, and 9,044 views of the photo gallery. The winning photo was a former toilet tank decorated with mosaics, and turned into a planter.
In previous years, activities have included the following:
Live broadcast remote with HITS 106 radio station
Children’s crafts and educational displays
Household hazardous waste collection
Pill Take-Back program
Florida native plants sale
For more information on this event, please contact Lottie Kelley at 727-856-2917 ext. 201 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.