Monday Creek Team To Host Earth Day Picnic

By
Graylyn Roose

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Updated Tue, Apr 17, 2012 8:27 am

This Sunday is Earth Day and the Monday Creek Restoration Project wants to celebrate by breaking a Guinness World Record.

The organization is inviting the public to an Earth Day Picnic at New Straitsville Park.
 
The picnic will be part of a nationwide effort called "Picnic for the Planet," where national nature organizations will try to break the record.
 
The Monday Creek restoration team is also working to get a community garden started in New Straitsville.
 
Team member Joe Stitt says the effort is open to residents in surrounding areas.
 
"The lot is cleared the dirt is in, we're waiting on the fence and hopefully soon we're going to get free seeds for everyone. It's free, so if you live in the New Straitsville, Shawnee, Murray City, Buchtel, Glouster, wherever in that area and you want a plot in the garden, definitely come see us and we'll get you started," said Stitt.
 
The restoration team will also team up with the US Forest Service this spring to help plant trees in Perry County between Shawnee and New Straitsville.
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