With preservation and conservation the key principals for the event, Ignite for Progress Warren County will host an Earth Day Thursday evening at Ramsey Park in Mt. Leo.
“We will be planting trees and do a dedication in conjunction with Earth Day and Arbor Day,” said Ignite Co-Founder Laura Beth Gheesling, noting the event will begin at the park off Bernard Drive at 5:30 p.m. and should go no longer than an hour or 90 minutes. “We will have speakers including groundskeeper Hank Patton, Tyler Wakefield from the Forestry Department and Murray Gheesling from Tennessee State Parks.”
Ignite plans to also do a park dedication where it will pledge to help care for the public park. Gheesling said Ignite is a non-partisan group focused on helping make the community a better place while also advancing progressive thought and ideas. The group hosted a women’s history event last month and hopes to do monthly functions.
Gheesling noted that the Earth Day observance will be a family-friendly event and that activities for children with an Earth Day theme will be available.
“We will talk about preservation and conservation of our resources as well as recycling,” Gheesling added, noting that in case of rain, the meeting will be held in the park pavilion.