Earth Day is Just Around the Corner

Friends of Rogers is marking the fifty-second anniversary of Earth Day with a wide variety of activities and events on April 22nd from 7:30am – 4:00pm.
This is a Free Family Friendly event!
The day will begin with a Bioblitz – an ecosystem inventory adventure! The Bioblitz will incorporate the iNaturalist app for documentation, and kick off next weekend’s City Nature Challenge on April 28th. The majority of Bioblitz activity will commence promptly at noon, from the Rogers Visitor Center.
The Chenango Bird Club will get an early start at 7:30am as they find and document multiple species of birds on Rogers Center property. Beginning at 12:00pm, SUNY Morrisville professors Eric Diefenbacher and Jessica Sarauer will lead volunteers and students in a search for reptiles, amphibians, and plants. Ellen Rathbone, Rogers Center’s senior environmental educator, will lead the search and documentation of insects.
This year’s Earth Day will also include a coordinated river cleanup with the Chenango County Environmental Management Council, commencing at Weiler Park at 8:00am. Volunteers for the river cleanup are invited to join our Bioblitz at Rogers Center at noon.
Sherburne Rotary will be selling their BBQ chicken at the outdoor classroom at noon.
Earth Day at Rogers Center will conclude with a presentation of “Historical Homes are Green Homes” with Roblee Historic Preservation at 2:30pm. The presentation will be located at the Historic Stone House just across the road from Rogers Center visitor parking. This presentation will discuss the history of the Stone House from its construction in 1835 through to its potential for historic heritage restoration today!
For more information or to volunteer for the Bioblitz and/or river cleanup please email or call (607) 674-4733.
In partnership with Commerce Chenango, Chenango County Historical Society, and Chenango County Environmental Management Council.
Sponsored by: Preferred Mutual