Green Day at Gabriel Richard Park - Rain Barrels, Birding and more!

Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 - 9:45am to 2:00pm
Event Type : Family/Kids

Join the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, The Sierra Club, Detroit Audubon Society and Green Living Science for a fun-filled day of environmental activities! The day will kick off with a rain barrel workshop at 10 AM where participants can learn about the benefits of rain barrels and how to make their own rain barrel. After the workshop stick around for some activities with Green Living Science regarding recycling in Detroit, and then at 12:15 we’ll be hosting a birding workshop with the Detroit Audubon Society, showing off the new spotting scopes in Gabriel Richard Park and helping visitors learn more about water fowl on the Detroit River.

For details on how to purchase a rain barrel, click here.

Schedule of events -

Rain Barrel Workshop with MI Rain Barrel and Sierra Club - 9:45- 11:15

Join the Sierra Club and MI Rain Barrel in a Rain Barrel making workshop. Rain Barrels connect to your homes downspout and you can use the water collected for gardening, watering your lawn or washing cars. Participants are eligible for a free rain barrel by apply at the link click here.

Recycling Workshop with Green Living Science - 11:15- Noon

 Residents have the opportunity to attend a recycling workshop hosted by Green Living Science or Zero Waste Detroit, to learn about the new curbside recycling program in the city and how to practice the 3 R’s - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

For attending the workshop residents will receive a FREE RECYCLING CART!

We will cover the $25 one-time fee to start practicing recycling in your home.

*Must be a single family home or up to 4 units for eligibility in Detroit.

Spring Birding 101 with the Detroit Audubon Society - 12:15- 1PM

Learn about the birds migrating along the Detroit River and join us in playing a short migration game, bird watching along the RiverWalk, and talking about volunteer opportunities to help migrating birds survive the long trek!