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Earth Week 2017

Various Locations
Around Galena
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.776.9200

Event Dates


Community events, in and around Galena, leading up to Earth Day.

Saturday, 4/15:
-9 a.m.-noon: Bluebird Workshop, Elizabeth Community Building, contact info@jdcf.org or call 815.858.9100 to RSVP.
-Noon: “Lazy Sustainable Gardening for Busy People” —presentation with Tamara Holden, Galena City Hall 2pm: “The City Dark”, Documentary Film Series, Galena Public Library

Sunday, 4/16:
-1 p.m. - Rain Garden Workshop with Dan Harms, Murphy’s Gardens
-2:30 p.m.: "Can I Eat That?" —Exploring wild foods with Lisa Acosta, Galena Center for the Arts

Monday, 4/17:
-4 p.m.: West Street Sculpture Park Tour with John Martensen, West Street Sculpture Park 6pm: Crafty Hour—Cork Upcycling with Ms.Kitty, The Grape Escape

Tuesday, 4/18:
-1 p.m.: “Go Green with us!”—presentation by the inn keepers of ‘Best of Galena’, Farmer’s Guest House 6pm: Crafty Hour—Cork Upcycling with Ms.Kitty, The Grape Escape

Wednesday, 4/19:
-9 a.m.-8 p.m.: 19th Annual Galena Earth Day Fest, Turner Hall

Thursday, 4/20:
-9 a.m. – noon: Wildflowers and Migrating Birds Viewing, South entrance of Mississippi Palisades State Park, Please RSVP at info@jdcf.org or call 815-858-9100, group size limited to 20.
-3 p.m.: “Spring Birds and Nesting” presentation by Julie Bruiser, Galena Public Library
-6 p.m.: Crafty Hour—Cork Upcycling with Ms.Kitty, The Grape Escape

Friday, 4/21, Earth Day 2016:
-2 p.m.: “Garden of Eat’n” — Dubuque Arboretum Food Forest, talk with Steve Ulstad, Galena City Hall Followed by Tree planting ceremony, location TBD
-6-8 p.m.: Fantastic Frogs & Friends Frog Walk, Buehler Preserve contact info@jdcf.org or call 815-858-9100 to RSVP
Saturday, 4/22: 
-8 a.m.-3 p.m.: 20th Annual River Clean Up, Gear’s Ferry Landing. Sponsored by JDCF and Galena Boat Club.