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SEBASTIAN -- Sebastian's Earth Day Festival and Arbor Day observance will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 20, in Riverview Park, on the corner of U.S. 1 and C.R. 512 in Sebastian.
This annual event provides an opportunity for people to mingle with earth-friendly organizations and learn about various ways to protect our planet and enjoy our natural resources.
Some of the activities include The Youth Sailing Foundation, environmental exhibits, conservation tips, wildlife exhibits, gardening advice and activities for children, food and beverages and live music, along with free door prizes. Festival goers will be voting on contests for the most creative birdhouse and original item made out of recycled materials as well as a wildlife photography contest for adults and children under 13. The photography contest is open to the public, so bring your entry with you to the event.
The Kids Hooked on Fishing Program will be there to teach fishing techniques, conservation and fishing safety, all sponsored by "Anglers for Conservation."
For youth ages 6 to 16, along with their parents, this clinic starts at 8 a.m. at the docks east of the park. Registration is required and the first 80 registered kids get a free rod and reel.
This free family event with free parking will be professionally hosted by on air personality Mike Burke and sponsored by the city of Sebastian's Natural Resources Board. Check in at their booth to receive your free raffle tickets for door prizes.
For more information, call (772) 228-7054.