Take time out this week to honour Mother Nature by planting an organic garden, buying local food and switching to reusable bags.
Earth Week starts today (April 18) and ends Earth Day (April 22), but a Tri-City community group is extending the movement this year with a guided walk through Rocky Point Park in Port Moody on Sunday afternoon.
Families can join the Wondrous Tree Fellowship for a 60-minute hike through the park (2800-block of Murray Street) to learn about the urban forest and natural space.
The event is free and takes place rain or shine. Participants are asked to meet at 1 p.m. on the northern side of the park playground.
From there, the group will lead attendees east, along the flat and accessible part of the Shoreline Trail before returning.
“The walk will take about one hour during which time we will identify and share interesting facts about many of the plant and tree species we encounter along the way,” said Nancy Furness, who holds a PhD in plant physiology.
“We will also have an informal discussion about the important roles trees play in both urban and ancient forests.”
To learn more about the tree walk on April 24 or the fellowship, email email@example.com.