Earth day events at Salt Springs, Woodbourne

The Blue Ridge High School National Honor Society hosted an e-cycling event Saturday, April 13 at the school campus in New Milford. Area residents were able to bring their unwanted and outdated computers, televisions and accessories to be properly disposed. Honor Society advisor Paul Sokoloski said the trailer full of e-waste would be process by Eco International. The club will be getting about 30 cents per pound. Sokoloski said they plan to donate the funds raised by the event. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

The Blue Ridge High School National Honor Society hosted an e-cycling event Saturday, April 13 at the school campus in New Milford. Area residents were able to bring their unwanted and outdated computers, televisions and accessories to be properly disposed. Honor Society advisor Paul Sokoloski said the trailer full of e-waste would be process by Eco International. The club will be getting about 30 cents per pound. Sokoloski said they plan to donate the funds raised by the event. STAFF PHOTO/STACI WILSON

Trail clean-up and Earth Day events are scheduled this weekend at Salt Springs State Park in Franklin Forks and Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve in Dimock.

Trail clean up at Salt Springs is slated for Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to hike the trails and clear them of trash, branches and debris. Dress for the weather and bring gloves.

Free food and t-shirts are provided for groups and individuals that pre-register. Register by email at info@friendsof saltspringspark.org or call 570-967-7275.

Woodbourne’s spring clean-up day will also be held on Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-noon.

And on Sunday, April 21, a garlic-mustard pull-a-thon will be held, 2-4 p.m., at Woodbourne.

Invasive plants are on the move and can quickly dominate, choking out native plants if not managed. Garlic Mustard spreads quickly and can alter soil chemistry to prevent other plants from growing in an area, and deplete food for wildlife.

Spend a few hours on Earth Day and help fill as many bags as possible to remove the invasive plant from the Preserve.

It is recommended that volunteers wear gloves.

Salt Springs will celebrate Earth Day with a Cycle and Recycle event, 12:30 – 5 p.m.

Learn about household recycling; how to compost; and participate in Recycling Jeopardy and Relay Races.
Activities begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Carriage Barn; followed by a 1 p.m. talk and demonstration on household recycling.

The composting workshop begins at 2 p.m.; and build a simple compost bin at 3 p.m.

A kids’ bike ride/walk up Buckley Rd. will get underway at 2:15 p.m.; and at 4 p.m., bike rides – both short and long – will traverse the roads surrounding Salt Springs.

Program fee for the Earth Day Celebration is $5 for members; $10 for non-members; and free for kids 12 and under.

Pre-registration for the composting workshop appreciated. E-mail info@friendsofsaltsprings.org or call 570-967-7275.

Salt Springs Satate Park is located on off Silver Creek Rd., in Franklin Forks.

Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve is located along Rt. 29, in Dimock Twp. For more information, call 570-278-3384.