Join us in celebrating Earth Day at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary with free admission! As usual, buckets of corn can be purchased to feed our waterfowl while supplies last!
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970.
Organized by Gaylord Nelson, it followed an oil spill in Santa Barbara that left him heartbroken about the impact it may have on the environment. His original plan was to devote a day where people could spend time learning about the environment. Nelson gathered 85 people across the nation to spread the word about this new day of environmental advocacy. What started as 85 people, quickly became 20 million taking to the streets on April 22 that first year, and has continued to grow in popularity internationally still today. This movement led to the Environmental Protection Agency within its first year, and many environmental-minded acts followed soon after.
So get outside and spend the day with us! We cannot wait to celebrate our beautiful planet with you all!