I have always thought that the City of Springfield should pony up and call the event Earth Day. Further more, I think they should have it ON Earth Day. But as I have gotten older and some would say, “more reasonable”, I have come the conclusion that the sympathies behind it are good. Having it on the weekend is also a lot more family friendly. Still the Zoo is not centrally located and I doubt seriously if Mass Transit will overcome that. Here is what I know.
I am sorry for the delay in getting this information to you. I had an unexpected delivery- two baby girls on New Year’s Eve. While I will be out until early March, I wanted to let you know that we will be having a physical Earth Awareness Fair this year. Due to Covid-19 and reasons concerning social distancing and crowd control, the Park District has agreed to host the Fair again this year. We have also partnered with SMTD to provide shuttle service for event attendees throughout the day. Both of which is very exciting! The Fair will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 11 am – 4 pm.
While we would prefer all participants to take part face-to-face, we will have the online portion available again this year for those interested.
The online platform will only be used for PDF’s, web links, videos, etc. We will have all information consolidated on the City’s Earth Awareness Fair webpage www.springfield.il.us/earthfair or www.springfield.il.us/EAF
All online information must be submitted no later than Friday, April 8.
On the attached registration form, which is due no later than Friday, April 1– earlier submissions are always acceptable, please make sure to check the box specific to how your organization and/or business would like to participate.
Any questions please let me know.
Thank you in advance for your support this year.
217.789.2255, ext. 5244
City of Springfield,IL • Public Works
Municipal Center West
300 S. 7th St., Springfield, IL 62701
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City of Springfield partners with the Springfield Park District to host this year’s Earth Awareness Fair at the Henson Robinson Zoo located at 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr.
Event will be held on Saturday, April 17 from 11 am – 4 pm.
Pre-registration and tickets are required for entry. Entry will be limited to 50 attendees every hour. Contact the Henson Robinson Zoo for event tickets by going to their website www.springfieldparks.org or by calling 217.585.1821
- For those uncomfortable or unable to come to the Fair, we have an online platform that offers a wide variety of information in downloadable and online viewing format.
- Please click on corresponding links below.
Earth Awareness Fair Facebook Page
Public health guidelines related to COVID-19 will be strictly enforced.
Go There or be square. More next week.