Earth Celebration Main Event, The Institute

Earth Celebration Main Event, The Institute

Saturday April 24th, 2021 * 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Red Run Park
  • Macroinvertebrate Stream Study conducted by The Institute’s WaterStriders
  • Bartlett Tree Experts hand out FREESEEDLINGS
  • Waynesboro Area Lioness Lions Club (WALL) will collect used eye glasses &cell phones
  • Washington Township Police Dept. will collect prescription drugs
  • OSIPaper Shredding accepting up to 15 boxes per vehicle • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Children’s Craft: Create a Seed Bomb (Ages 8–12) • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
  • Goodwill Truck accepting donations • 2:30 PM
FREE, PRE-Registered Events:
Email to register:
  • Family Morning Hike • Pine Hill Recreation Center • 10:00 AM (Note Location!)
  • Antietam Watershed AssociationTree Planting • Monterey Pass Museum • 10:00 AM (Note Location!)
  • Earth Day Story Walk & Craft • Pine Hill Recreation Center • 1:00 PM (Note Location!)
  • Interactive Jugband Performance with Slim Harrison • Red Run Park • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Rain Barrel Silent Auction
In Person at Red Run Park • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • View and Bid On: Eight Painted Rain Barrels by WASD Community Art Program students
  • Shop: The Institute’s Yard Sale Table
  • Enter a Raffle Drawing: Vintage Smokey Bear Poster ($5 per entry). See flier here.
  • Indulge a Sweet Tooth: Purchase Hadley Farm Sweet Rolls
For more info &to pre-register:

A new book has been installed on the StoryWalk® children’s story trail at Pine Hill Recreation Area off Mentzer Gap Road in Waynesboro. The park is open during daylight hours, and visiting the StoryWalk® is free. 

Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals, with illustrations by Ashley Wolff, was installed by The Institute, in partnership with Washington Township, Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library and the Waynesboro Area School District (WASD).

 “The weather is warming up, and we hope people will come out and enjoy this family-friendly activity, reading an adventure as they walk along the trail,” said Pam Rowland, an education director for The Institute.

 The StoryWalk® trail is at the top of the park (just past the Dunlap Family Skate Park), and is easily accessible and wheelchair friendly.

 The trail is open year-round, and plans call for a new book to be installed every month or two. Compost Stew will remain up through April.

 Participants should practice social distancing, giving others six feet of space, and follow official Covid-19 safety guidelines while in the park.

 The StoryWalk®  is sponsored by Kathy Helfrick and Jane Glenn, with additional support from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; APX Enclosures, Inc.; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township.

 The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.