Ludington Earth Day Events
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Each April, AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the World) hosts an annual Earth Day event in Ludington.
In 2021, events were modified due to the COVID-19 virus so a series of virtual presentations as well as outdoor exploration hikes were offered. The 2021 theme was “Earth Day/ Restore Our Earth.”
The 2021 schedule included the following events:
- Michigan Reptiles & Amphibians Up Close
- Let’s Talk About Recycling in Mason County
- Solar 101
- Mr. Natural’s Organic Gardening for the Homeowner
- Benefits of Native Plant Gardening
Outdoor Exploration Hikes
- Earth Day Quiz Walk at Cartier Park- 1254 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington. Participants walked about 1.40 miles following numbered signs placed along the Cartier Park pathway. The signs provided answers to specific questions that increase awareness and appreciation for Cartier Park.
- Exploring Nature Close to Home. Participants learned about unique plants, trees, animals and birds close to town with local author and botanist Dave Dister. Dave pointed out the variety of species found in the wetland, open field and hiking trails found behind Ludington United Methodist Church- 5810 Bryant Road, Ludington.
- Hikes at Ludington State Park– 8800 M-116, Ludington. Alan Wernette, Ludington State Park Interpreter, led the hikes.
- Forest and Wildlife Health and Management . This hike focused on plant diseases, invasive pests, and deer herd issues.
- Water Levels of the Great Lakes. Participants learned more about the iconic endangered Piping Plover bird and the changing weather patterns that have caused water level issues in our state.
For more information on Ludington’s Earth Day events, please contact: