Earth Day festival at Kalmia Gardens

Courtesy: Coker College
Courtesy: Coker College

Hartsville, SC - Coker College is planning an Earth Day celebration at Kalmia Gardens Saturday.

The festival will go from 1-5:00p.m. April 10. Activities for the day include guided nature walks, music, canoe rides, displays, and family-friendly activities. Congressman John Spratt will speak at 2 p.m.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which was founded on the belief that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a right to a healthy, sustainable environment. More than 1 billion people in 190 countries are participating in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world. The focus of Earth Day 2010 is climate change.

Kalmia Gardens of Coker College is a 35-acre private botanical garden open to the public. From the historic Hart House (ca. 1820) and formal gardens there is a 60-ft drop in elevation to the Black Creek floodplain where trails and boardwalks guide visitors through laurel thickets, pine-oak-holly uplands and a beech bluff.

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