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Earth Week 2017

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. It is one of the most celebrated environmental events worldwide. This spring the Huntsville Public Library, the Town of Huntsville, EcoMuskoka and Transition Huntsville have an entire week of activities planned for you and your family to celebrate Earth Week.

There is something for everyone from April 17-23!


* Events with an asterisk (star) beside them take place outside of the Library. All others will be held within our Library building.

Getting to the Other Side: How did the Salamander Cross the Road

  • Muskoka Watershed Council presents David LeGros talking about his latest research on the impact of logging on salamanders as part of their Environmental Lecture Series. Please RSVP to muskokawatershed.org
  • Tuesday, April 18 at 4:00-5:30 PM
  • Adults; free

Urban Treescape Application

  • Are you interested in having a tree planted in your yard? Enhance your lot and the streetscape by planting a native tree. View the application form and apply today.
  • April 19 to May 26
  • Adults; see application for fee

Green Tapestry Radio Show *

  • Listen live to the Green Tapestry show on Hunters Bay Radio hosted by Mike Peppard.
  • Thursday, April 20 at 10:30 AM
  • Adults; free

Baby/Toddler Storytime

  • Storytime is an excellent way to introduce babies and toddlers to board books, songs and your public library. Join Huntsville Public Library for an earth week themed program.
  • Thursday, April 20 at 10:00 - 10:30 AM
  • Ages 0-2; free

Preschool Storytime

  • Storytime is an excellent way to introduce young children to stories, songs and your public library.  Join the Huntsville Public Library for an earth week themed program.
  • Thursday, April 20 at 11:00 - 11:45 AM
  • Ages 2-5; free

Earth Week Crafting

  • Visit the Huntsville Public Library to be creative and make an upcycle craft during Earth Week.  Registration opens Monday, March 6.
  • Thursday, April 20 at 4:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Ages 5-12; free

Green Drinks *

  • Join in the conversation! Green Drinks is an informal event where green businesses and like minded people can get together and share ideas. You must RSVP in advance to this event by contacting Cortney at the Library. This event takes place at the Farmers Daughter on highway 60.
  • Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 PM
  • Adults Only; $10

Annual Compost Giveaway *

Pick up free nutrient rich compost soil, just in time for spring! The Town of Huntsville, in partnership with the District Municipality of Muskoka, will be giving away free compost at Madill Works Yard located at 169 Madill Church Road. Residents are responsible for shovelling their own compost.

  • Friday, April 21 at 8:00 AM
  • Free; First come, first served while supplies last.
  • Bring your shovel. No motorized equipment allowed.
  • Bring a container or bag for your compost.
Seedy Saturday
  • Seedy Saturday's are events that happen all across the globe. Join us for a community seed swap, check out local seed and produce vendors, attend one of our workshops on gardening, sprouting, seed saving or vermicomposting. We will have samples, seeds and seedlings. You don't have to be a pro to enjoy this great event. Everyone is welcome to drop in!
  • Saturday, April 22 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • All ages

Community Clean Up *

  • Are you looking to make a difference in your neighbourhood? Why not head outside and clean up some of the trash that has accumulated over the winter. Make sure to wear your gloves and place trash out on your designated collection day.
  • Sunday, April 23 | Anytime
  • All ages

Native Plant Sale

  • Each year, Muskoka Conservancy hosts a native plant sale. This is a chance for you to purchase a variety of native trees, shrubs and perennials for your property.  Native plants are hardy for our Muskoka climate, often require very little maintenance and most importantly, match what nature would have grown on our properties.  Join the latest trend by planting and growing native species!

  • All Week
  • All Ages

Urban Streetscape Tree Planting

Enhance your lot and the streetscape by planting a native tree. This will improve the look of your neighbourhood and help clean the air for years to come!

Are you interested in having a tree planted in your yard? View the application form and apply today.

Here are some tips to help keep your tree growing healthy and strong.

Unity Plan: Huntsville's Guide to a Sustainable Future

The Town of Huntsville celebrates Earth Day everyday by working to implement the Unity Plan.

Learn more by reading the Unity Plan.

Find out what's being done with Unity Plan implementation by visiting the various pages on this website under the Sustainability heading on the left hand side of this page.