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Earth Day Celebration: Growing a Greener Future


Free to the public!

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with family-friendly, hand's-on activities with various organizations at the SALT Block during the “Growing a Green Future” event. Stop by the Hickory Museum of Art booth to create fish from water bottles, use CD’s for turtles, bottle cap art and more.

Learn about what it means to “be green” in Catawba County during the eighth year of “Growing a Green Future” event.  This event will be held on the SALT Block “Green” between the Arts and Science Center and the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 375 3rd Street, NE, Hickory. The rain date is Sunday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. As in previous years, more than 20 groups will be represented at “Growing a Green Future” and they will be providing educational information, and demonstrations, focusing on preserving the earth, supporting nature, or any environmental product, practice or service offered in the area. 

The City of Hickory’s Community Appearance Commission (CAC) and Landscape Services will be handing out tree seedlings again this year. The community is encouraged to stop by the City of Hickory’s booth to pick up a free tree seedling to plant. In addition to the tree give-away and educational opportunities, Catawba County will be providing free event t-shirts on a first come basis.