2022 LOCATION - EMERSON PARKING LOT

  Sunday, April 24th 10AM-3PM  Drive-thru ONLY

RECYCLING FAIR

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BEFORE COMING TO THE RECYCLING FAIR

  • Please review what is accepted for the event. While we would love to recycle all items, only certain items will be taken during the event.  - THERE IS A FEE FOR CERTAIN ITEMS. CASH ONLY.

  • Take a moment to review the map of the event. To help ease the flow of traffic, volunteers will be guiding vehicles and signs will mark drop off locations.

WHAT IS ACCEPTED?

  • Electronics Recycling by Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations $15 flat fee for TVs and monitors, $10 flat fee for any quantity of cell phones, stereos, DVD & VCR players, computers and other small electronics. No appliances, thermostats, or smoke detectors. Households only. - CASH ONLY

NO PAPER SHREDDING - NO CAR SEAT RECYCLING 

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MARSH DAY CLEAN UP

APRIL 23 - 9 to 1PM 

Meet at the Gun Club Shelter in Myrick Park

BRING GLOVES & Wear appropriate footwear

Trash bags provided.

 
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TRAIL TREK CHALLENGE

Trail Trek Challenge is the year-round hike/walk program at nature preserves protected by Mississippi Valley Conservancy. The challenge is to hike at least 5 of the 15 designated trails in the program within a year. The 365-day program works for people who like to walk with family and friends, or solo, and it allows them to hike and walk when it’s convenient for them. The program includes trails that are in or close to La Crosse and trails that are in surrounding counties. Inspirations for day trips and sight-seeing are included in many of the program updates throughout the year.

Make sure to join us in the Marshview Room at 11AM during the Earth Fair on April 24th for our 2022 Trail Trek Challenge Kick Off! 

At 11:30, meet up for "All About the Marsh: A Guided Walk" with Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Chuck Lee from Friends of the Marsh. 

Get all the Trail Trek Challenge details, including trail maps, Hike-of-the-Month features, Find Nature’s Treasures, trail conditions, and more at our website.

 
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 DRIFTLESS AREA BIOBLITZ 2022

Join us for the DABB 2022 Nature Challenge! We want your observations of “all things nature” to help us document the incredible biodiversity of the La Crosse area and driftless region!
 

2022 Nature Challenge is part of the larger, ongoing collection of the Driftless Area Bioblitz, that will run from April 24 to September 30, 2022. Visit the Driftless Area BioBlitz booth at the Earth Fair for more details about how to participate. We’ll be there to instruct people on how to upload their photos onto the iNaturalist app and becoming a "Nature Challenge BioBlitz Member” and a chance to win prizes!

Spotlight on Nature Event Series is part of the Nature Challenge and is a series of eight free events that will be conducted by experts sharing their passion for and knowledge of the driftless. Barrett Klein, UWL Entomology Professor, will kick off the series with an insect presentation in the Discovery Room starting at 1:00pm. You WON'T want to miss it!

 

What Is Driftless Area BioBlitz?

Driftless Area BioBlitz is a free, one-of-a-kind, opportunity for families, students, and all naturelovers to search for and learn about plants and wildlife in the Driftless Area. People participate by submitting observations of wild organisms from anywhere in the Driftless Area using iNaturalist.  The Driftless Area includes areas in Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota, Illinois, and Iowa that is free from glacial drift and seems not to have been covered by the Pleistocene ice.

Get all the details at Strive2Thrive's Website, strive2thrivecr.org/DABB

2022 SOLAR ON SCHOOLS BIKE TOUR

 
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Date: Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Time: 12-2PM

Start Location: Hamilton/SOTA I School (1111 7th Street South)

On Saturday, April 23rd, join SOLS for the 2022 Solar on Schools Bike Tour. 

This FREE all-ages, leisurely paced 7.5-Mile bike tour through La Crosse will begin after a brief roof-top solar tour at Hamilton/SOTA I School (1111 7th St S). Riding north through downtown, the tour will include a stop at City Hall (1.3-Miles) before continuing on to Summit Elementary School (3.7-Miles) on French Island. After a tour of Summit's pole-mounted solar project, riders will head to the latest School District of La Crosse School to add solar power, Northside Elementary/Coulee Montessori School (2.5-Miles), where solar education devices will be demonstrated and solar progress will be celebrated! Helmets are required for all riders. Registration is strongly encouraged.

There will be a guided, optional group ride leading back to the start location (3.7-Miles) for anyone who wishes to make a loop.


Bike + Bus! Consider using La Crosse Municipal Transit (MTU) to travel to and from this event! Weekend transit service runs hourly. Bus #1 stops adjacent to Hamilton/SOTA I at about 50 after each hour. Bus #6 can be used from Northside Elementary/Coulee Montessori School at 18 after the hour to travel back to Hamilton/SOTA I School in just 30 minutes via downtown (#6 will become #1 downtown with no need to change buses). In addition, the #2 bus stops very nearby to Northside/Coulee Montessori at about 22 after the hour and travels downtown for easy transfers. Each MTU bus can accommodate 2 bicycles. Not a bike rider? Use MTU to join us for the tour at Hamilton from 12pm-12:20pm or for the festivities at Northside/Coulee Montessori from approximately 1:50pm-2:10pm. MTU will plan your route for you! Call 608-789-7350, Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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KIDS SOLAR WORKSHOP AT THE EARTH FAIR

(for students of all ages & curious grown-ups too)
Sunday, April 24th from 1:10 - 1:40PM - Marshview Room

 

How can we use the sun to cook, calculate, and care for the Earth? Investigate which tools or toys in our life use the most electricity, and when solar panels can play a role. Isabelle Roe, UWL Education major, and Alysa Remsburg, UWL Environmental Studies Teaching Professor will present this interactive lesson for all ages.

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ASK ME ABOUT MY EV

 

To Register for the Event, Share your Experience, Show off your EV, Get involved with the organizers of the event or enter for a chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card, VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE

Date: Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Time: 11-4:30PM

Location: Earth Fair - Myrick Park - Middle Parking Lot

 

The future of transportation is electric and we'll prove it! At ASK ME ABOUT MY EV - Earth Fair Edition, you'll see a variety of electric vehicles, talk to EV owners, learn how to use your personal needs to choose an EV, get factual information about costs and charging, and be prepared to take the next steps into your EV future. If health protocols permit, we may offer ride- and/or drive-along experiences. Look for an assortment of EVs and owners eager to talk about them in the big parking lot in the center of the park, just up the hill from the Myrick Park Eco Building.  Plus, FREE SWAG!!