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Wayne County Parks to Celebrate Earth Day

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Posted at 5:12 AM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 05:12:45-04

You and yours are invited to join Wayne County Parks as they celebrate annual Earth Day with an exciting family friendly Earth Day Extravaganza on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Presenters and entertainers will be on hand to help celebrate nature at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center. It's located at 33175 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.  Participants will learn about the beauty of using native plants in landscaping projects, discover which plants attract butterflies and see live birds of prey, such as owls and hawks.
 
The day will also include a visit to the Huron Clinton Metropark Mobile Learning Center where visitors can see live wetland animals such as frogs, toads, turtles and displays of Michigan mammal pelts and skulls. In addition visitors can learn about wetlands from the goofy character, Marsh Mallow man. Children will have an opportunity to create crafts from recycled materials.
 
The Earth Day Extravaganza is free and all ages are encouraged to participate.  
 
To receive more information about Earth Day or other Parks programs, call the Wayne County Parks Department at 734.261.1990 or visit online at http://waynecounty.com/dps/2138.htm