Conservancy Earth Day Festival Update

Conservancy of Southwest Florida FREE Earth Day Festival April 21. Over 40 partners and vendors have joined. Plus free passes to State Parks with 20 clean plastic shopping bags brought in for recycling.
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April 12, 2012 - PRLog -- NAPLES, Fla. –  Over 40 vendors and environmental partners will participate at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida FREE Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, located at 1450 Merrihue Dr. in Naples. The earth-friendly event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature environmental exhibitors and vendors, children’s carnival, face-painting, educational presentations, live entertainers and guest speakers.

Special offer: Each guest who brings clean plastic shopping bags for recycling will get a free pass to a Florida State Park – one pass for every 20 plastic shopping bags turned in at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) exhibit.  While supplies last.

The tentative main stage schedule (subject to change) is as follows:

10:00          Puppet Show – Caring for Critters

11:00          Snake Talk (featuring a live snake)

11:40          Captain Ecology

12:30          Award Presentation

1:00   Raptor Presentation (featuring a live bird of prey)

1:30   Captain Conservation

2:15   Tortoise Talk followed by walk to Christopher B. Smith Preserve gazebo

No on-site parking is available at the Conservancy, due to ongoing renovations. Free parking will be available within walking distance at the Colonial Square complex, just south of the Post Office on Goodlette-Frank Road and at Lake Park Elementary.  For this day only, Earth Day guests will be able to walk into the Conservancy Nature Center via the new entrance from Goodlette-Frank Road, Smith Preserve Way.

Free admission is made possible by the presenting sponsor, Fifth/Third Bank. Other support for the event has been provided by Subaru and Florida Power and Light.

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Since 1964, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has focused on protecting water, land and wildlife through environmental education, policy, science and wildlife rehabilitation. 1450 Merrihue Dr., Naples, FL , (239) 262.0304,
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