From Earth Day to Arbor Day, April is jam packed with events and information designed to foster connections between people and the environment. Because of the mission of protecting and conserving the natural world, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Russell County Soil Conservation District have ask Russell County Judge-Executive Gary Robertson to sign a proclamation declaring April as National Environmental Education Month in Russell County. Whether you spend a weekend camping with your family, take time to garden, fish or canoe, you’re encouraged to get outdoors, enjoy the weather and spend time connecting with nature.
To learn more about National Environmental Education Week, which runs April 10 – 16, 2011, visit http://www.eeweek.org. This year’s theme is “Ocean Connections.”
Are you looking for ways to better connect with nature? If so, Wolf Creek NFH has some great ideas! For families and others looking for engaging ideas on how to enjoy and learn about the outdoors, the hatchery reminds the public to remember the Nature Rocks! Family Nature Club! The monthly event offers plenty of fun activities, snacks and more for families seeking ways to better connect with the natural world around them. There is no charge to attend and the next program will be held at the Russell County Public Library, Russell Springs Branch, in Russell Springs, Kentucky on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CST.
Don’t forget the hatchery will host the annual Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will be partnering with the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Inc and the Russell County Soil Conservation District to celebrate the arrival of spring and the great outdoors by hosting the annual Earth Day Celebration! The Visitor/Environmental Education Center will be open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST and a variety of organizations and agencies will have booths on hand promoting different ways to get connected to the natural world from 9 a.m. CST- 3:30 p.m. CST. Agencies planning to attend include the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Inc.; Russell County Soil Conservation District; Russell County Middle School PRIDE Club; Russell County Community Health Coalition; WOW – Working on Wellness Partnership; Kentucky Division for Air Quality; Kentucky Division for Waste; Kentucky Division for Water; and Trout Unlimited. FREE tree seedlings will be given away by the Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc along with many other goodies and helpful information from the other organizations on hand.
To learn more about programs at the hatchery, including ways to better connect your family and friends with the outdoors and/or how to become a volunteer, please contact Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email: Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov