Flag City USA is celebrating Earth Day all week! Enjoy a hike at one of our parks, paddle the Blanchard River Water Trail, or take part in one of the activities the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership has planned!
Make a purchase at participating Downtown businesses and receive an Earth Day tote bag and post card for a $1 donation to Blanchard River Watershed Partnership! Be sure to check out the participating locations’ green and sustainable items!
Findlay Brewing Company
Earth Week Events
Earth Week Litter Clean-Up Challenge • April 22 – 30
The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) and the City of Findlay are working together to clean up litter in our community! Litter can sadly be found in many places throughout Northwest Ohio. It collects along roadsides, storm drains, parking lots, and even in our own yards. That litter makes its way into the Blanchard River, and is eventually carried right into Lake Erie. Plastic is one of the main types of litter that is frequently encountered in our waterways. Each year, 22 million pounds of plastic enter our Great Lakes. Lake Erie alone contains over 760,000 pounds of plastic!
Help us keep litter out of our freshwater sources by picking up litter in your own community. From April 22 – 30, 2023, you can join the Earth Week Litter Challenge and pick up litter throughout Hancock County. Use the Litterati App to track the litter you pick up, and help us reach our litter goal! Join the Earth Week Litter Challenge in Litterati by using the code “Earth419”. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards to downtown Findlay! Winners will be announced on the BRWP Facebook page on May 1, 2023. To learn how to download and use the Litterati app, please visit BRWP’s website, BlanchardRiver.org.
Litter Clean-Up Kits • Pick-up April 22 – 30
Litter clean-up kits will be available for check out at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library April 22 – 30. Each kit is a backpack, which contains trash bags, gloves, sanitizing wipes, a safety vest, and a collapsible litter grabber. Check out a kit for 2-3 hours so that you can participate in the Earth Week litter challenge. Litter may be disposed of in the dumpsters located at the Public Works Department on 330 N. Cory St. If you would like to check out a litter clean-up kit during Earth Week, please visit the library reference desk.
Earth Day Art Installation • April 22 – 30
One way to tackle our litter problem is by finding another use for items that are thrown away or recycled. See how recyclables have been repurposed and re-imagined into beautiful and creative works of art! Artwork created by Kan Du Studio will be displayed throughout art week in the Atrium of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, as well as in the Hancock Hotel.
Artwork created by the young philanthropists of the Kindness Klub will be displayed in the Hancock Hotel throughout Earth Week as well.”
UF Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble Concert: For Spacious Skies • April 30, 3 p.m.
The University of Findlay Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band present For Spacious Skies. Both bands will perform music inspired by various US National Parks and State Parks. Tickets are not required for this free event, held at MCPA. Learn more here!
Earth Day Party • April 22, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day and the launch of the first Findlay Earth Week at Findlay Brewing Company! Brought to you in collaboration with the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership, you can be one of the first to snag an exclusive Earth Day t-shirt. Findlay Brewing will tap the 2023 Blanchard River Brew, a pale ale that will be available to enjoy for dine in or takeout. $1 of every pint sold goes directly to the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership. Findlay Brewing will also have a special Green Goddess kiwi-pineapple mojito served with a custom packet of native wildflower seeds to take home with you!
Can’t make the party? T-shirts are available in limited supply to purchase online. Blanchard River Brew and Green Goddess cocktail will be available while supplies last!
Earth Day Ramble • April 22, 2 p.m.
Hancock Park District invites you to enjoy a guided hike and pick up litter on Riverbend Park’s Loop Trail. This free activity does not require registration. Learn more here!
Earth Day at the Hancock Historical Museum • April 22, 5 – 8 p.m.
Learn about Earth Day with family-friendly activities, giveaways, and fun from the musuem, Hancock Park District, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Mazza Museum, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, and Master Gardeners. Learn more here!
Litter Walk with the Mayor • April 25, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Take a walk at Riverside Park with Mayor Muryn and pick up litter on your way! Meet at the Band Shell at 5:30 p.m. to get started!