Sunday, April 28, 2013

Vernon EarthFest Welcomes Nature Lovers Today

By Ashley Intveld

Vernon, NJ – Vernon Chamber Charities is hosting the annual Vernon EarthFest today (Sunday, April 28) at Heaven Hill Farm from 11 am to 4 pm. The Vernon EarthFest is New Jersey’s largest environmental education event. This family-friendly event is free of charge to people of all ages and will feature a variety of exhibits about wildlife, nature, and Native American history.

Exhibit presenters are from Delaware Raptors, a rehabilitation and conservation center for birds of prey; Lenape Lifeways, a Lenape organization; Richard Reiter, an African drum expert; Snakes-n-Scales, a reptilian rehabilitation center; Eyes of the Wild, wildlife animal experts; and Rizzo’s Wildlife, an organization that specializes in nature education events.

The Vernon Chamber Charities was organized in 2010 and dedicates their efforts to the education of the community regarding environmental issues both locally and worldwide. The VCC also offers scholarship opportunities to qualifying high school students involved with community service projects geared toward the betterment of the environment.

Heaven Hill Farm is located near the Appalachian Trail that leads to the Pinwheel Vista lookout. Locally owned and operated, Heaven Hill has been Vernon’s premier garden center and farm market for 30 years.

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