nARTure Tuesday: Celebrate Earth Day in Frankfort, KY!
Happy nARTure Tuesday and “Celebrate the Earth Week” here in Frankfort, KY! Today, be sure to check out and register for Earth Day (Thursday!) guided walks in Frankfort City Parks, organized by Together Frankfort: https://www.togetherfrankfort.org/2021-earth-day-frankfort.html
2021 Earth Week Proclamation by the
WHEREAS, the City of Frankfort, through its elected officials, government employees, civic organizations, educational institutions, volunteer groups, the faith community, and others work to create an awareness of the abundance of natural resources in our Frankfort and Franklin County community and to initiate and encourage programs which engage all citizens in protecting the social, historic, economic, and spiritual value of these resources; and
WHEREAS, during the week of April 19 through April 23, Kentucky State University (KSU) will conduct Earth Week 2021, with daily virtual educational workshops and an Earth Day celebration organized by KSU’s Land Grant faculty from the KSU Environmental Education Research Center; and
WHEREAS, Together Frankfort, a local civic engagement organization, has partnered with other community organizations and with the City of Frankfort, urging Frankfort’s citizens to celebrate our precious natural resources, either at their own homes or with friends, or through the several opportunities available both online and at Frankfort’s city parks; and
WHEREAS, Frankfort has distinguished itself in promoting the awareness, protection, and respect for its natural resources, which include, but are not limited to:
- The Kentucky River system;
- Eight city parks, of widely varying size and recreational options, all which feature both natural and built environments for experiencing the out of doors;
- Vast acres of publicly available greenspace, including the grounds of Kentucky’s Old State Capitol, the New State Capitol, and Kentucky State University;
- A wildlife center with two fishing lakes, hiking trails, and an exhibit center educating citizens about wildlife and natural resources from across the Commonwealth;
- A nonprofit sculpture garden and artists’ retreat, with programs and workshops blending environmental education and nature studies with a wide variety of visual, spoken, and performance artistry, and;
- An Urban forest protection program enabling Frankfort’s designation as a Tree City for over two decades, a program which recognizes communities that protect urban forests and trees, and.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, M. Layne Wilkerson II, Mayor, do hereby proclaim April 18 through April 24, 2021 as “Celebrate the Earth Week” in the City of Frankfort, Kentucky.
“Celebrate the Earth Week”