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EARTH DAY Celebration!


6th Annual Matthews Earth Day
Saturday, April 20, 10-2
Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St. Matthews, NC

Last year's event was terrific fun with lots of exhibitors, activities for kids, music and demonstrations.  This year promises to be even better!  See below for some of the highlights.

Two Sizes Of Rain Barrels Available For Pre-Order At Discounted Prices!
Pre-orders are available at Special pricing of $65 for the Ivy 50-gallon Mega Star or $99 for the Moby 65-gallon Super Star! You can pick them up on the day of the event, but please pre-order to make sure one is saved for you. (Up to three rain barrels easily fit in the backseat of a mid-sized sedan and all parts needed for set-up are included.)

Compost Bins
Check out the great look!  Well-designed, durable, made of recycled materials. Special pricing for this event! A preview is available at No need to pre-order -- they'll be available the day of the event!  Plus, visit the Mecklenburg County Wipe Out Waste table and catch one of our composting demonstrations.  Learn how yard material and kitchen scraps will give you a rich soil amendment for your vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs and lawns!


Desperately needs your clothes. Clean out those closets!

Free document shredding!

Items accepted: eyeglasses, inkjet cartridges, cell phones, aluminum pull tabs, medications, egg cartons, corks

Kids activities

Kids can take the pledge to play outside more and we'll give you a Ranger Rick Outdoor Journal. Lots of other kid activities-make a nest bag. How about a butterfly ring? Learn some cool facts about wildlife. A visit from Mother Nature. Live animals!

For the Adults

You take the pledge to get your kids outside more and get a free duffle-bag. Register your yard as a Certified Backyard Habitat and earn a NWF book-Attracting Birds and Butterflies. Check out earth-friendly vendors.

See you there!


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  • Debbie F.

    Biggest and best Earth Day in Matthews yet! Thanks to all participants, the new folks, the volunteers and everybody who helped put this on.

    1 · April 20, 2013

    • Mary

      I second that it was great! Thanks!

      1 · April 21, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    learned so much today at EARTH Day...really refreshing to have so much good info in one place with no junk !!

    1 · April 20, 2013

    • Debbie F.

      Thanks for the feedback, Kathy. We try to make sure that everything has a relationship to the environment/conservation­/ecology.

      1 · April 21, 2013

  • Debbie F.

    This is your chance to recycle unwanted/unused items, purchase items which will help you reduce/reuse/recycle, and learn more about the planet we all share.

    1 · April 2, 2013

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