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AWARE hosts environmental education day

May 17, 2012
Special to the Town Crier

The Alliance for Watershed Action and Resource Education is hosting the 2012 Watershed Festival at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm in Canfield from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. It will feature displays, activities, and demonstrations from local agencies and organizations that showcase nature and the environment.

Featured throughout the day will be exhibits, events, and activities such as:

Exhibits on electrofishing equipment, live birds of prey, composting, and local environmental organizations.

Participate in the guided nature hikes and bring your bike for the watershed bike ride.

Activities include constructing your own rain barrel, a rain garden tour, stream sampling, crafts, and tractor-wagon tours of the farm.

Admission to the rain or shine event is free, and visitors of all ages are welcome to come out and enjoy a fun day of celebrating in honor of our local natural resources. For more information, visit

AWARE is a local watershed group comprised of citizens and local agencies working together to improve quality of life by enhancing and protecting the environment within the Mill Creek, Yellow Creek, and Meander Creek watersheds.



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