The Earth Stewardship Steering Committee is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 23rd Annual Earth Stewardship Celebration, joining citizens across the State of Ohio and the United States in celebrating the Great American Cleanup.
Mayor Tim Theaker, the Richland County Commissioners, elected officials, and community leaders will join members of the Earth Stewardship Steering Committee to officially proclaim April and May as Earth Stewardship Months in Mansfield/Richland County on Thursday, May 28 at 11:00 AM at Richland Public Health, Corley Room 555 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield.
A litter cleanup of the surrounding area by members of the steering committee will follow the ceremony.
The annual event invites area groups in all of Mansfield/Richland County to conduct a project during the months of April and May to commemorate Earth Day, Arbor Day, and Soil Stewardship Week. Over 42,000 residents over the last 22 years have volunteered their time and energy to a project during the months of April and May. Citizens are encouraged to join this celebration by participating in a litter clean up, tree planting, and/or beautification project, recycling drive or community garden project.
It is not too late to organize your friends, neighbors, and co-workers and register your participation by calling the Earth Stewardship Steering committee at 419.755.9702. Registration deadline is May 31.
Members of the Earth Stewardship Steering Committee are: City of Mansfield, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. Friends of Mansfield Parks, Mansfield in Bloom, North End Community Improvement Collaborative, OSU Extension, Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development, Richland County Development Group, Richland County Regional Solid Waste Management Authority, and the Richland Soil & Water Conservation District.