DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth, Minn. at the Duluth Area Office, is hosting the following event:
Who: Earth Day Celebration at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
When: Saturday, April 21, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
What: Throughout the center there will be free family friendly activities hosted by: Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, University of Minnesota Extension - Master Gardeners, USDA Forest Service, Lake Superior National Estuary Research Reserve, Youth Outdoors-Duluth, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Participants will pick up a passport book, receive stamps at each station and receive a free prize at the information desk once the passport is completed.
For questions or additional information: Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, 218-788-6430.
Background: Every day is Earth Day for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but officially, the Army has participated in Earth Day since it was first observed in 1970. The Army's observance of Earth Day shares the good news of what the Army does for the environment and how that directly supports the ability of the Army to train, test and operate.
Each year the Army joins the nation in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. Though the holiday was originally designed to bring public awareness to environmental issues, the Army uses this day to highlight environmental successes and help people understand how sound environmental stewardship not only supports the quality of Soldier training, but also the quality of life of families that live on Army installations, Army Soldiers, civilians and contractors that work on Army installations, and neighboring communities.
Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, and Earth Day 2018 actually occurs on Sunday, April 22. Since 1970, Earth Day celebrations have grown, and in 1990, Earth Day went global, with 200 million people in over 140 nations. Today the Earth Day Network, EDN, collaborates with more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. According to EDN, more than 1 billion people are involved in Earth Day activities, making it "the largest secular civic event in the world."