Earth Day Encourages People to Give Back to the Planet

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Earth Day has been around for almost 50 years and it gives people a chance to give back to the planet.

Earth Day was created in 1970 and since then, things like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Water Act have been established.

People recognize Earth Day in different ways, including Fossil Cove Brewing Company in Fayetteville. Staff hosted a clean up of Scull Creek Trail, which is part of the Razorback Greenway. 

“It really is a huge part of the northwest Arkansas area,” said Fossil Cove Brewing manager, Andrew Blann. “It’s just such a unique that we have and we need to respect that and keep it clean.”

Fossil Cove hosts several cleanups throughout the year and said today was a perfect chance to bring people together for a good cause. But Blann said clean up efforts shouldn’t start and end on Earth Day.

“There’s always going to be trash whether it’s someone littering or it’s blowing away,” Blann said. “We just kind of have to commit to taking care of some of our natural and green spaces that we have.”

To learn how to adopt part of a trail. click here.

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