PRESS RELEASE: Earth Day Extravaganza Canceled

Due to rapidly evolving current events, abundance of caution, volunteer workday is canceled

WHO: Fenner Nature Center

WHEN: April 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHAT: Fenner Nature Center’s Earth Day Extravaganza, scheduled for April 18, is canceled. 

“Due to the rapidly evolving current events surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Fenner Conservancy has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel all organized volunteer activities for the 2020 Earth Day Extravaganza,” said Liz Roxberry, executive director for the organization. “Public safety, as well as the safety of our staff and volunteers, is of the utmost importance. As a public gathering space, we take our responsibility to help flatten the curve seriously, and we are confident that this is the right thing for us to do.”

In compliance with state and local orders, Fenner Nature Center’s Visitor Center is currently closed. The park itself remains open everyday from 8 a.m. to dusk, and visitors are invited to continue to enjoy the trails while respecting the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing. 

In absence of this year’s Earth Day Extravaganza, if visitors would still like to contribute to the stewardship of the park while they are out walking the trails, Fenner Conservancy is asking them to consider picking up any trash they find trailside. Visitors are invited to bring their own trash bag and gloves, however a station with resources will be set up near the Visitor Center’s front door.

WHERE: Fenner Nature Center is located at 2020 E. Mt. Hope Avenue in Lansing.

For more information, visit Fenner Nature Center on the web at  Or call us at 517-483-4224.

About Fenner Conservancy: Fenner Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and managing body for Fenner Nature Center, connects people to nature in the heart of Lansing through conservation, education, and stewardship. 

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