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Hands on for Earth Day activities

The inaugural event featured a youth-oriented day aimed at increasing enthusiasm for outdoor activities and conserving nature.

People making pollinator seed bombs get mud all over during Earth Day activities at Rotary Riverside Park in Brainerd.
Ledia Mathewson, left, and Averi Siegrist react to getting mud all over their hands while making pollinator seed bombs during the Earth Day Community Fair Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Rotary Riverside Park in Brainerd. The inaugural event, a youth-oriented event aimed at increasing enthusiasm for outdoor activities and conserving nature, was hosted by conservation-based organizations such as Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Pheasants Forever, Minnesota Backyard Birds, Brainerd Lakers United for the Environment, Central Lakes College Natural Resources and Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District.
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