Earth Walk Returns to Monte Verde Park on March 10

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Lakewood’s free Earth Walk event returns this spring with an interactive experience for kids and adults on Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at rustic Monte Verde Park, which is the trailhead to over three miles of landscaped walking trails and the San Gabriel River Parkway. Activities will move into the park’s S. Mark Taper Lodge or under canopies if there’s rain. Monte Verde Park is located at 4626 N. Shadeway Road.

Participants will learn what they can do to help keep the earth beautiful and protected. Adults and children are invited to take a nature walk, plant seeds, create nature-themed crafts, make s’mores and learn about recycling. The park features many California native plants.

“Woody the Tree,” Lakewood’s “Tree City, U.S.A.” mascot, will be in attendance. He will help teach visitors about Lakewood’s “urban forest.”

Participants can visit the stations along the trail and get their passport stamped with specialty Earth Walk stamps. With a completed passport, participants will receive a special Earth Walk gift. This free event is a fun and educational day for family members of all ages.

For more information, call 562-866-9771, extension 2408, or go to www.lakewoodcity.org/GreenLiving.

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