Making crafts from newsprint drew youngsters to the Abbotsford Community Services recycling tent at last year’s Earth Day celebration at Mill Lake Park. This year’s event takes place Saturday, April 22. (File photo)

Making crafts from newsprint drew youngsters to the Abbotsford Community Services recycling tent at last year’s Earth Day celebration at Mill Lake Park. This year’s event takes place Saturday, April 22. (File photo)

Earth Day celebrations in Mill Lake Park

Event on Saturday, April 22 in Abbotsford

Earth Day celebrations take place at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford on Sunday, April 22.

Local green businesses, not-for-profit groups, and various municipal departments will show off the green strides they’ve been making in honour of Earth Day – the largest environmental movement in the world.

“Earth Day is a great opportunity to celebrate our community’s environmental efforts across all sectors,” says organizer John Vissers, who has been doing environmental advocacy work in Abbotsford for over 30 years, receiving the Order of Abbotsford, a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship in the process.

“From conservation non-profits to businesses and city staff, we can learn how to help make Abbotsford a more sustainable and healthy place to live.”

The event starts at 1 p.m. and features an eco exhibitors marketplace as well as green skills workshops for the whole family.

A tour of the Bike Lanes network will depart from the park at 3:45 p.m., and residents are encouraged to come by bike.

If they opt for four wheels, parking can be found at the Bevan Street entrance of Mill Lake Park or across the street at Godson Elementary.

Visit abbotsfordearthday.ca or facebook.com/abbotsfordearthday for more information.

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