SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Master Naturalists and Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will be holding an Earth Day celebration from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Fowler Park.
Patricia Oser with the master naturalists said the event likely will be of interest to children and their families, who may not be familiar with the groups’ activities, which include putting up bluebird houses and informational tree signs at the park.
“We've found that parents with maybe school-age kids will be walking the trails and they might not know we'll be celebrating Earth Day,” she said.
The group will have handouts, including one to show visitors how to build a birdhouse.
“We do have a list that we're going to be handing out of books that the kids can get into anywhere from kindergarten to I believe the sixth grade,” Oser said. “Just to show them how to get involved with the community how to recycle.”
According to Oser, it takes some training to become a member of the group and they have done several projects at Fowler Park, which is on Carolene Way, off Hwy. 9 across from where it meets Castleberry Road in south Forsyth.
“We're a community-minded group,” she said. “To be a master naturalist, you have to go through training and then you have to do many volunteer hours throughout the year.
“We've put up frog homes through Fowler Park, we've put up the trees’ informational signs we made and put up the bluebird houses.”