Earth Day Celebration

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Join us on Earth Day for a fun celebration at Nishna Bend.

Lots of great activities for the whole family!

Saturday, May 6th 9am - Noon


This event is provided by the Harlan Community Library, Shelby County Extension and Outreach, Shelby County Conservation and Milk & Honey.


First 40 families receive a sapling (available at the greeting table in front of the Nature Center)

First 50 families receive a reusable grocery bag upon arrival



Prize drawings will be held all morning. Sign up at the greeting table in front of the Nature Center.



Trail Walks and Raptor Talks and Scavenger Hunt by Shelby County Conservation

Honey Bee Expert - Krystal's Honey

Snacks provided by the Wellness Alliance

Composting Demonstration by Windyhill Compost

Gardening Activity with Shelby County Extension and Outreach

Facepainting by Lincoln Leaders 4-H Club

Games & Crafts & Displays - Harlan Community Library


Ride Share - Reduce Emissions

SWITA will be providing transportation to and from the VETS parking lot every half hour. Walk or leave your car at the VETS and catch a free ride!

SWITA BUS schedule

8:45 depart VETS

9:00 depart Nishna Bend

9:30 depart VETS

10:00 depart Nishna Bend

10:30 depart VETS

11:00 depart Nishna Bend

11:30 depart VETS (only drop off/no pickup)

NOON depart Nishna Bend (event ends at noon)


Bring Your Water Bottle - Reduce/Reuse

Bring your own water bottle to refill at Nishna Bend. 



Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.


Weather Accommodations

Event will be held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Vets Auditorium.