Sulphur Springs will celebrate Earth Day on April 23, on Celebration Plaza with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Sulphur Springs Earth Day with The Plant Niche will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County community is invited to join in helping spread awareness and love for the environment.
Hosted in recognition of Earth Day, an event first held in 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection, the 2022 event in Sulphur Springs invites speakers to discuss environmental awareness, community impact, and sustainability.
Vendors and speakers are coming together to show the importance of working together for a better community and Earth. Event coordinator and The Plant Niche owner Erika Mayorga said the Sulphur Springs Earth Day observance will be a family-friendly event, focused on ways to get back to the basics of nature.
There will be activities for kids, including face painting. Free trees will be available for people to collect and plant wherever they like. Pollinator seeds will be available for people to spread for butterfly gardens and help the bee community.
Several vendors will be on hand to provide information about their services, how they and others can promote environmental awareness.
A local bee club and Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. Any interested in becoming a Master Gardener are invited, as are all bee lovers. Texas AgriLife Extension Office will also have a booth, offering more information about their services and programs, and to answer natural resources, agricultural topics as well as ways to lead better, healthier lives through the application of science-based knowledge continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.
Among the participants is a yoga instructor interested in getting back to nature. This year’s main Earth Day sponsor is Sigma Tech Solar, who will also be on hand with information about their services
Mayorga said any vendors or organizations that have not yet signed up to host a booth or take part in Sulphur Springs Earth Day are still welcome to do so. To get what Mayorga hopes will become an annual event and off the ground this year, there will be no vendor charge to participate in 2022. Also, any who have knowledge on important environmental topics are invited also to participate as speakers. Just contact Erika Mayorga by email at [email protected] or call The Plant Niche at 903-558-1185 to let her know you’d like to participate.