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Earth Day Extravaganza at Prescott April 25

Kim Benjamin, a member of the Board of Directors for Friends of Freedom Park, holds a Bald Eagle that was released last fall at Freedom Park. Submitted photo

PRESCOTT -- Guests are invited to stop by Freedom Park in Prescott Saturday, April 25, for an Earth Day Extravaganza.

The event will last from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. At 11 a.m., visitors will have the opportunity to meet eagles up close and personal, and hear their stories of survival. Sharing the stage will be a peregrine falcon and other birds of prey from the Raptor Center. Visitors are also asked to bring binoculars to view whatever bird makes an appearance over the skies of Freedom Park.

An hour later, musician Gina Citoli will perform inspirational music celebrating the beauty of the lands and rivers. At 1 p.m., Dr. Lane Vignona from UW-River Falls will talk about the future of the Upper Mississippi River Valley and how people can protect the clean waters for today.

Other activities include Brad Miller of the Plant Doctors, who will demonstrate a rain water collection system and how to use rainwater as a free water source for lawns and gardens. The Prescott Sportsman's Club will also be on hand to help attendees measure their foot size, as that is people's carbon footprint.

Friends of Freedom Park Board Members, volunteers and staff will be on hand to share information on upcoming events at the center. The Whole Earth Store, the Grateful Bread Bakery and other groups and organizations will be on hand to demonstrate ways to help the planet.

Food and drinks will be available throughout this event.

For more information, contact the visitor center at 262-0104.