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Earth Day options include building trails, Living Green event

Living Green event includes music, recycling, hybrid cars

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:24 PM
Last updated 8:40 PM
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The city of Augusta will hold its second annual Augusta Living Green Day on Saturday, with family-friendly activities that begin at 10 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m. at Augusta Common.



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The Earth Day event includes a hybrid/electric vehicle display; live music on stage with Tara Scheyer, Oldest Middle Child and other guests; free inflatibles for children; free face painting and balloon art; food vendors; and more.

The event will also feature drop-off recycling opportunities from Augusta’s Environmental Services Department. Participants may drop off waste tires (limit of four), batteries and old electronics. The drop-off site is across the street from the Augusta Common on Reynolds Street. More information is available at www.augustaga.gov/green.

Also on Saturday, the Augusta Geocachers and the Central Savannah River Land Trust are seeking volunteers to join them from 2 to 4 p.m. to help improve the Lombard Mill Pond Trail.

The 55-acre protected greenspace is home to a new public trail, an observation and fishing deck, historic mill ruins and several geocaches.

To get to the site, take Dean’s Bridge Road/U.S. Highway 1 South from Bobby Jones Expressway. After passing the Wal-Mart commercial area, turn right on “Old Highway 1” just before Morgan Road. For more details, contact event organizer Marcia Plunkett at mbcarlton@gmail.com or visit the Land Trust Web site at www.csrlt.org.

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday with a 5K run/walk and a daylong series of events.

The 12th annual Swamp Stomp 5K will begin with registration and packet pickups from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the park’s Pfizer Pavilion.

Race-day registration for the 5K is $25, or $20 without the race T-shirt. Details are available online at www.active.com.

The race/walk will be followed by a series of free programs and activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including educational workshops and exhibits, a photography contest, entertainment, food and eco-friendly vendors. For more information, call (706) 828-2109.

 
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