Earth Day 2011
Earth Team volunteers exchange showerhead Ed Cunningham demonstrates the shower display
To celebrate Earth Day this year , HSWCD held an April Shower event on April 21, 2011 to exchange showerheads.
HSWCD received a grant from the Peace River Basin Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District for the showerhead exchange project. The exchange project is designed to conserve water. Older showerheads may use up to 4 gallons per minutes. Low-flow showerheads use approximately 2 gallons per minute. If the average shower is 5 minutes, one person could save 10 gallons per shower. Multiply that by 365 days and the sum is 3,650 gallons saved per year. A family of four could save more than 14,600 gallons in a year.
Earth Day 2010
On April 22, 2010 HSWCD hosted a working Earth Day. In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, HSWCD staff, Ridge Rangers, Earth Team, citizens and 35 Sebring High School Students removed over 2400 pounds of invasive exotic plants from the park. Dianella lilly, air potato and ardesia were the 3 invaders that were attacked and if efforts such as this one continue, maybe in the future the park can get back to its completely natural state.
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