World Environment Day 2021 at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
June 5th was a busy day for us at Radnor Lake! In addition to our volunteer trail efforts as part of National Trails Day Weekend, the park staff also conducted interpretive programs at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center and interpretive spotting scope programs on the natural area as we celebrated World Environment Day at Radnor Lake!
World Environment Day urges all of us to protect our natural surroundings. The stunning facts? An estimated 7 million people die each year from causes related to air pollution, with a majority occurring in the Asia-Pacific region. This day, which falls on June 5, encourages worldwide activism. That means everything from littering to climate change. World Environment Day is both a global celebration and a platform for public outreach.
We could think of no better way to celebrate World Environment Day than offering a special tour at the Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center and providing unique interpretive programming opportunities via a state park ranger’s spotting scope along the trails and Otter Creek Road.
Ranger Matthew Bowling and Ranger Brandon Jarratt conducting interpretive spotting scope programs at Radnor Lake.
Specifically, the ranger staff engaged visitors by offering an up-close glimpse of environmental success stories such as American Bald Eagles at Radnor Lake and endangered plant populations protected in the state natural area such as white-water crowfoot blooming in the lagoon area of the lake.
To learn more about World Environment Day 2021, please visit the following link: