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Where It All Began!

By Cindy Hatella

Join us on Saturday, April 18th to “Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day” in Clear Lake, Wisconsin–home of Earth Day founder, Gaylord Nelson!

The event, held at the Gaylord A. Nelson Education Center (Clear Lake Elementary School), will be kicked off on Friday evening, April 17th with a casual soup supper and speakers. The following morning, April 18th, will begin at the center with a healthy breakfast from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. for a free-will donation. A Nibi Walk will also take place early on the 18th beginning at the headwaters of the Willow River in Clear Lake. A Nibi Walk focuses on giving thanks to the life-providing and sustaining elements of nature. More information can be found at

Following breakfast, speakers and vendors will share their knowledge of the environment, sustainability and other Earth Day related topics. The committee and partnering non-profits (St. Croix River Association, North Woods and Waters St. Croix National Heritage Area, and Kids for Saving Earth) are especially excited that Tia Nelson, Managing Director of the Climate of Outrider Foundation and daughter of Gaylord Nelson will be joining us via social media with a special Earth Day message.

As we approach this year’s event, you might ask yourself, “What is one step I can take in 2020 to positively impact the health of our planet, my family’s home environment, or my own personal health?” There will be many resources at the event to help you take that step as we move toward a new decade and a more sustainable future.

You also won’t be disappointed by a visit to the Clear Lake Area Historical Museum while attending the Earth Day event! Stroll through the Gaylord Nelson room and the Burleigh Grimes room to gain more insight on the history from the area. Please like and follow our FB page @clearlakeearthdaycelebration and on Instagram @clearlakeearthday where you can find more information as we approach the April 18th event!

To learn more, please reach out to Cindy Hatella at 715-225-9320 or Melanie Lombardo at 651-271-0352.

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