Earth & Arbor Day Festival

Save the Date! The Festival will be held on April 25, 2020 at Landreth Park!

2019 May The Forest Be With You abbreviated flyer

Date & Location

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00am - May the Forest Be With You 5k
10:00am - 1:00pm - Activities
Landreth Park, Murphy Boulevard & Main Street

About the Event

The festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a 5K sponsored by Liberty Utilities and Joplin Parks & Recreation. The celebration will feature live entertainment by The Radleys and delicious food served by local food trucks. Other activities include a tree identification hike, volunteer stream-side litter cleanup, a native tree and plant sale, a tree mulching demonstration, and hands-on activities for kids. Several Earth & Arbor friendly community alliances will share information encouraging the care of our planet.

Activities

  • 9:00 am - May the Forest Be With You 5k - Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/Joplin/MayTheForestBeWithYou5K 
  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
    • Live Entertainment by The Radleys
    • Native Tree and Plant Sale
    • Tree Mulching Demonstrations
    • Tree Identification Hikes
    • Stream Clean Up of Joplin Creek
      • Pre-registration for the stream-side litter clean-up is encouraged and may be completed by visiting https://bit.ly/2HIFRgr.
      • Stream-side clean-up volunteers will receive a three-gallon container tree courtesy of Liberty Utilities.
  • 11:00 am - Mayor's Arbor Day Proclamation & Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Liberty Utilities Arboretum
  • 12:00 pm - Biological Water Quality Testing Demo & Water Bugs

Vendors

Non-profit and for-profit partners that want to provide display booths at the event to share information, host activities, and/or sell products/services that inspire environmental protection and stewardship are welcome. For more information on becoming a vendor, click here to download a vendor packet, or contact Robin at robin@wildcatglades.org or call 417-708-7713.

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