The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is hosting several activities on Saturday, April 21, starting at 2 p.m., to help mark Earth Day 2018, with more events happening April 22.
Visitors are welcome to browse through an exhibit of nature photography by local amateur photographers, including a showcase of photos from the CRCA photography workshop as well as from the Cataraqui Conservation Foundation’s annual photo contest.
Folks will be invited to gather with local First Nations teacher Paul Carl to cleanse mind and body, and to offer good thoughts for Mother Earth as part of a special smudging ceremony. Through this process, we allow the smoke to rise up to Father Sky and as that the Eagle takes those thoughts to the creator for a healthier Mother Earth and all of our relations on her. There is no cost to attend the event other than regular gate fees.
The following day, Sunday, April 22, the photo show will still be on display and then enjoy a ‘Trailsong’ performance by Young Choristers Limestone, Kingston Area Choir under the direction of Margaret Moncrieff, as they hike around the Chickadee Trail starting at 2 p.m. The choir will present several songs at different spots along the trail and there will also be opportunities for all hikers to join in singing a couple of songs.
The Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area is located at 1641 Perth Rd, (Division Street N) just two kilometres north of Highway 401. Entry fees are: $5.50 per person for adults and children over 12, and $3 per person for children 12 and under, to a maximum fee of $14 per car. Annual passes are available for $80 per year.
For more information about the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, visit www.crca.ca or call (613) 546-4228 x 500 or toll free in the 613 region at 1-877-956-CRCA (2722).