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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with Cleveland Metroparks, inside or out

Posted at 11:01 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 11:01:29-04

CLEVELAND — This year, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day while staying socially distant.

In Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Metroparks is finding creative ways for you to take part with celebrations going digital this year.

Metroparks is offering special interactive videos on topics ranging from the proper way to plant a tree to fifty ways you can celebrate Earth Day at home.

See all of Metroparks’ Earth Day videos here.

If you want to get away from the computer and get outside, remember to plan ahead and practice social distancing.

"Get out on a hike. I think that's one thing we've able to do really, really well in this time of social distancing,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman. “Bring a water bottle, go to the bathroom before you go, pack it in pack it out, but really work to keep that distance.”

Beyond Earth Day, Metroparks is working out ideas for popular summer events like Euclid Beach and Edgewater Live, with the possibility of both events going all digital.

Still, Zimmerman encourages everyone to experience the Metroparks in person this spring.

"The trails are unbelievably available, so get the kids up, get them going and go out there to see the flowers coming into bloom