Wellington To Host Cleanup, Earth Day Celebration

Wellington will host two Earth-friendly events on Saturday, April 23 in recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day.

Great American Cleanup — Each year, the Great American Cleanup, an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, inspires thousands of volunteers of all ages across America to take part in efforts to clean up and improve their local communities.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Wellington, with the assistance of staff and volunteers, will take part in the Great American Cleanup by collecting as much trash as possible in selected neighborhoods throughout Wellington.

If you are interested in participating in this event, contact Ian Williams with the Community Services Department at (561) 791-4796 or iwilliams@wellingtonfl.gov.

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration — Following the Great American Cleanup, enjoy a free day of fun and learning at Wellington’s Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration at the Town Center Promenade (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will include earth-friendly products and demonstrations, free butterfly orchids, free native seedlings, a free raffle for a Jatropha tree in a 15-gallon container, other giveaways, local vendors and community partners, and a proper tree pruning demonstration. Join the Wellington Village Council at the start of the event as they plant a cypress tree in honor of Arbor Day.

The event will also feature the FLOWER (Fabulous Landscapes of Wellington Earning Recognition) awards ceremony, and visitors can stop by booths highlighting the Wellington Garden Club, the Wellington Art Society and the Wellington Tree Board.