The Marshall County Conservation Board invites the public to celebrate Earth Day on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at the Grimes Farm and Conservation Center, 2359 233rd St.
Three special hands on activities are scheduled. At 10 a.m. there will be a GPS Scavenger Hunt in which participants will travel by bike or foot on the bike trail to find hidden caches using hand held GPS units. Pre-registration for the GPS program is required by April 17 by calling the MCCB at 641-752-5490 to reserve a GPS unit.
At noon a "Magnificent Monarch Journey" presentation will be given inside the Conservation Center by MCCB Naturalist Diane Hall. Participants will view the monarch butterflies overwintering sites in Mexico and discover more about this migratory butterfly.
At 1 p.m. a tree planting activity will take place in the park with volunteers. Ten trees will help replace trees that were damaged in the windbreak.
Pre-registration is not required for the monarch butterfly program or the tree planting, but is required for the GPS Scavenger Hunt. Free hot dogs will be available to the public during the event, while supplies last.
The Grimes Farm and Conservation Center is located just west of Highland Acres Road between West Lincoln Way and West Iowa Avenue. For more information contact the Marshall County Conservation Board at 641-752-5490.