2nd Annual Week of Green

4/22/2023 - 4/29/2023
Reduce, Reuse, Renew at the Market

Celebrate Earth Day 2023 and the kick off of the 2nd Annual Week of Green at the Community Market! Visit with organizations around Lynchburg who do their part to save the Earth and find out how you can help. No registration required. Bring your friends! All are welcome.

April 22  |  8:00am–12:00pm  |  FREE

Week of Green Kickoff


College Hill Water Treatment Plant Tour

What would your day look like without water? No morning coffee, breakfast, showers, and many other things would be missing from your day (including life!) Join us for a tour of our College Hill Water Treatment Plant to learn about the history of water in Lynchburg and all the work it takes to keep clean water flowing throughout Lynchburg, we can’t imagine life without it!

Meet at the College Hill Water Treatment Plant. YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES! Youth 15 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Register by 4/20.

April 24  |  6:00pm–7:30pm  |  FREE

Water Treatment Plant Tour


Water Resource Recovery Facility Tour

Ever wonder where your water goes once you flush it down the toilet or wash it down the sink? It travels through the sewer system to the Lynchburg Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility! Join us for an engaging tour of the facility to learn about the wastewater treatment process, visit the certified testing laboratory, view our new million gallon holding tank, learn about how you can help keep our water clean at home, and meet employees who work every day to be stewards of the James! YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES!

Meet at the Water Resource Recovery Facility, 2301 Concord Turnpike, Lynchburg, VA. Youth 15 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Register by 4/23.

April 25  |  6:00pm–8:00pm  |  FREE

Water Recovery Facility Tour


Fish Art Printing (Gyotaku)

Join us at the Miller Center for a hands-on experience of Gyotaku (Gee-o-ta-ku) the traditional Japanese method of printing fish. Ink would be applied to one side of a freshly caught fish, then covered with rice paper and rubbed to create an exact image of the fish.

Instead of real fish we use rubber replicas along with tempera paint. This is a great way to teach about basic fish anatomy, what living things need to live and grow and best of all, a chance to get messy! Register by 4/24.

April 26  |  4:30pm–5:30pm  |  $7.00 LR | $9.00



Rain Barrel Workshop

Collecting rainwater from your roof to use on your garden or lawn helps the environment and saves you money on your water bill! In this workshop, you’ll get hands on experience building a rain barrel and learn how to install and maintain it. Water barrels can be purchased at the workshop for $50.00 each, payable the day of the class (cash/check). Register by two days prior to the program.

Please contact staff at least two days prior to the program if interested in purchasing a rain barrel at natureoutdoors@lynchburgva.gov or 434-455-5828.

April 27  |  6:00pm–8:00pm  |  FREE Workshop / $50.00 to purchase a barrel

Rain Barrel


Invasive Flora Hike

An invasive species is an organism that is introduced to an area outside its native range that causes or has the potential to cause harm to the environment, economy, or human health. Come take a walk with us around Ivy Creek Park as we teach you to identify some common invasive species in our region and the dangers they pose not only to other organisms, but to our parks and watershed as a whole.

Wear walking shoes. Youth 15 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration by 4/26 preferred. Drop-ins welcome.

April 29  |  12:00pm–12:45pm  |  FREE

Invasive Flora Hike


Solar Energy Saturday

What better way to wrap up a Week of Green than by celebrating the sun? Join us at the Ivy Creek Park Cabin for fun, food, education, games, and much more!

Meet Soley, the Earth Right Mid-Atlantic mascot, and learn about Solar Energy through our interactive exhibit and hands-on activities. Take a hike to learn about invasive flora in the area, visit the Nature Zone on the Go table with some of our favorite native animals, or help our Lynchburg Water Resources decorate a storm drain for their ArtStorm initiative. Advanced registration is appreciated, but not required. Those who do register will be entered in a solar themed raffle prize.

April 29  |  12:00pm–4:00pm  |  FREE

Solar Energy Saturday

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