Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Burlington County is accepting submissions for its annual Environmental Health Photo Contest.
Burlington County has announced the kickoff of its fifth annual Environmental Health Photo Contest. All submitted photos will be judged by the Burlington County Health Department and showcased at Burlington County’s Earth Fair at Smithville Park on June 24, where a People’s Choice Award will be voted on and awarded. “We encourage residents to submit photos of environmental successes or challenges in your communities to raise awareness of everyone’s impact on the environment,” said Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien. County residents can enter only one photo. Pictures must include a brief description of 25 words or less and the location where the photo was taken. Awards will be given to the following groups: 10 years or less, 11-15 years, 16-18 …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
At the 2011 Earth Fair Saturday at Smithville Park, thousands arrived to learn about environmental goods and services, and were treated to tunes of America's past.
A month ago, I mused about bringing a green-themed film fest to the area. After visiting Saturday's Earth Fair, I rescind my offer. Turns out we already had a first-class environmental event within county lines all this time. This was the first time I attended the outdoor fair, and it surpassed my expectations. Sponsored by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the event was met with welcomed sunshine, though mugginess came in tow. Held at the sprawling grounds of Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton, the free-to-attend affair nicely blended green education into a cultured atmosphere. Joyce Goldsmith, Earth Fair coordinator, was responsible for the event's success. "I am very pleased with this year's event—especially with …
This year's Earth Fair was a mix of culture and ecology.
Sponsored by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Saturday's Earth Fair was a wild success. Between historical sounds of America's past and games and activities for kids and adults alike, the fair offered something for everyone! Read a wrap-up of the Earth Fair events here on John Shields' Patch O'Green column.