Earth Day, Sunday April 26, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Beach 5
BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TO CELEBRATE LAKE BARCROFT EARTH DAY!
Live Raptors: Kent Knowles, director of the Raptor Conservancy of VA. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Music: Enjoy live Bluegrass with Andrew Acosta and The New Old-Time String Band. 2:00 – 4:00
Refreshments: Grilled hotdogs, hamburgers sold by the JEB Stuart Crew Team. 2:00 – 5:00
Eco-Barge Tours with Kevin Howe & George McLennan: 12:30-2:00 p.m. and 2:00-3:15 (for reservations email Kevin Howe at email@example.com or Betsy -firstname.lastname@example.org or take your chances; first come first serve, while seats are available)
All Other Programs: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Plant Shop: Native plants galore at Hillhouse Nursery. Pre-order @http://hillhousenativeplants.com or shop the fabulous selection at our Earth Day event.
Watershed Program: Hidden Oaks Nature Center learn all about watersheds and enjoy live amphibians and reptiles. Aquatic Insects of the Lake with Natural History Museum entomologist, Mike Gates. Catch your own and bring your best questions to see if you can stump the entomologist!
Insects, Pollinators, Butterflies:Learn about beneficial insects and how to attract the
Beekeepers Association of N. VA:Find out all about beekeeping, honeybees and their decline.
Fish of Lake Barcroft: Mike Korin showcases & entertains with the amazing fishes of the Lake.
Magnetic Fishing for our young fishermen with Watershed Specialist Jeff Moeller of WERF.
Remarkable Raptors: Learn loads of fun facts, T-shirts, and more with Heidi Bonnafon, Raptor Conservancy. Meet a screech owl up close and personal!
Ornithology with Paul Napier and ‘One Good Tern’: Find out all about local birds, banding, & bird-feeding/watching, and the best equipment and seed mixes.
WID: Learn about all that our Watershed Improvement District does for our Lake. Environmental Quality Committee. Loads of eco-information, lake friendly landscaping, fun activities, and prizes.
Green up Your Home and Renovations with tips from LEED architects, Alex & Jenny Sapounakis Joe Franko and Eco-Savvy Engineering Students showcase eco-savvy solutions for the Lake.
Photography: Join professional photographers for photography tips and go rgeous nature photographs
Lake Barcroft Art League: Thirteen Lake Barcroft artists will showcase and sell their gorgeous nature art. Watercolor workshops by David Goldstein!
Children's Nature Art Workshop:Make a recycled suncatcher and more in this fun workshop.
Urban Forester, Nick Drunaskydemonstrates the new i-Trees Hydro & answers tree questions.
Northern VA Soil & Water Conservation District offers hands on soil health workshops
Humane Blogger and author, Nancy Lawson discusses ways to create a humane back yard. Audubon at Home helps you create a w ildlife haven as well as a beautiful human sanctuary in your backyard.
Lake Friendly Landscape Design:Expert tips on eco-landscaping and stormwater solutions by professional landscape designers.
Composting with Lake Barcroft Master Gardeners: Get rich by turning your wastes into ‘Gold’.
Scavenger Hunt for our eco-adventurers: Join the fun and test your environmental know how. Fun prizes!
Earth Day Face Painting: Celebrate Earth Day with a one kind butterfly or other nature art.
Raffle: Don’t miss the silent auction and win one-of-a-kind works of artworks including hand-painted rain barrels by one of our own artists, photography, and a variety of fine art created by LB artists. Be sure to bring cash and/or your checkbook as you won’t want to miss some of the gorgeous one of a kind works of art such as a truly stunning bowl from Bob the Woodturner made from one of the Lake’s Bald Cypresses, a priceless rain barrel hand painted by artist Susan Ellis, a stunning photo by Larry Golfer, original nature paintings by Noreene Janus and Susan Flanders, stunning pottery made by Randa Mendenhall, kayak lessons and nature tour of the lake by Kevin Howe, and more! All proceeds support Lake Barcroft’s Environmental Committee programs and events.
We need lots of volunteers to help with programs and for set up and clean up. Please join the fun and help the Lake! If you can volunteer, please email Betsy Washington.