Lawrence County Earth Day 2017

Ellwood City Community Enrichment (ECCE), a subsidiary of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce, was proud to host Lawrence County Earth Day in Ewing Park, Ellwood City! Browse Earth Day photos below the article written by Bill Foley! “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”   – Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring and Pittsburgh native Hundreds crowd Ewing Park for Lawrence County Earth Day ELLWOOD CITY — Her children gathered under her protective canopy of white oaks, silver maples and elms, spread across her blades of grass darkening and her shoots of dandelions announcing her gentle arrival of spring, and aside her neighborly creek, replenished by her overnight rains. She, Mother Earth, was celebrated here in Ewing Park, her chilly morning air greeted warmly by Levi Smith, of Portersville; Samantha Castor, of Grove City; Laura Huffman, of North Sewickley Township; Sadie Demco, of Shenango Township; Susan Dexter, of New Castle; and hundreds upon hundreds of Ellwood City residents. “Every year the Lawrence County Earth Day festival gets bigger and bigger,” said Smith, a 14-year-old member of Boy Scout Troop 806, of Ellwood City, “and more people come every year.” Smith and fellow Scouts spent April 22 – this, the Lawrence County Earth Day in Ewing Park — manning four disposal stations and educating visitors about recycling. Other organizations distributed seeds and seedlings, created peanut-butter pine-cone bird feeders, presented shows on black bears, crocodiles and eels and dispersed environmental educational materials to those who want to help protect and preserve...