April 22 - Salisbury Zoo Earth Day and Zoo Stampede - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

April 22 - Salisbury Zoo Earth Day and Zoo Stampede

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GOOD MORNING DELMARVA - The Salisbury Zoo will hold its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

This event is free to the public and promotes an appreciation for nature and an understanding of the environment. Delmarva Power will be giving out Dogwood trees and CFL light bulbs while supplies last.

There is fun for all ages with educational, zookeeper talks, recycled craft activity, face painting, food and over 20 earth friendly exhibiting organizations; Chesapeake AAZK Chapter, Humane Society of Wicomico County, National Aquarium MARP, Assateague Coastal Trust- Coast Kids, Lower Shore Herb Society, Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Wicomico County Health Dept, Wicomico Soil Conservation District, UMD Extension Master Gardeners, LERC, Wicomico County Solid Waste, City of Salisbury Recycling and more will be exhibiting. Recycle your old electronics in the Zoo parking lot. Special Earth Day t-shirts will be on sale.

Earth Day Schedule:
9:00 am   Zoo Stampede 5K
10:00am - 4:00pm  Exhibitors, food and children's activities
10:00am - 4:00pm  City of Salisbury E-cycling in Zoo parking lot
10:30am   Race Awards on Zoo Stage
Noon- 3pm   Eric Johnston's Band on Zoo Stage
3pm    Butterfly Garden Raffle Drawing

Zoo Stampede 5k Run/Walk

The Zoo will also hold its annual Zoo Stampede on April 26 at 9:00 a.m. The Zoo Stampede, sponsored by Vernon Powell Shoes, is a 5K Run-Walk benefiting the Salisbury Zoo. Registration is $20.00 in advance and $25.00 the morning of the race.

Runners can pre-register by visiting Vernon Powell Shoes or by visiting the Zoo's website at www.salisburyzoo.org for an application. Runners can also register at the Zoo the morning of the race starting at 7:30 a.m. Tech shirts will be given to the first 150 runners that register.

Call 410.548.3188 for more information about Earth Day or the Zoo Stampede.

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