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Earth Week 2018

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 20-28!


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

Friday, April 20 - 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.
    • First come, first served while supplies last.
    • Bring your shovel. No motorized equipment allowed.
    • Bring a container or bag for your compost.
  • Location: 169 Madill Church Road
  • Friday, April 20 at 10:00 AM

Saturday, April 21 CANCELLED DUE TO TRAIL CONDITIONS (Species at Risk Hike)

  • Join Rebecca and Mike at the beautiful Marsh's Falls for an Earth Week walk and talk on species at risk. This hike is presented by Muskoka Watershed Council and EcoMuskoka Conservation.
  • Location: Marshs Falls
  • Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - we're sorry but this event has been cancelled
  • Please RSVP mpeppard@ecomuskoka.com

Sunday, April 22 - Tree Recognition

  • The Town of Huntsville welcomes the public to attend a plaque unveiling in recognition of an iconic and much-photographed tree located in Port Sydney at Indian Landing.
  • Location: Indian Landing, Port Sydney
  • Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 PM

Tuesday, April 24 - Film - Death by Design

  • Join us as we showcase our first film in the Films that Make You Think! series. Our first film Death by Design will uncover the story of damaged lives & environmental destruction of devices that are designed to die. Our devices change our lives and planet in more ways than we can see. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer, and five billion will own a mobile phone. This film explores the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism, and sustainability.
  • Location: Huntsville Public Library
  • Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 PM

Thursday, April 26 - Earth Week Crafting

  • Visit your library to be creative and make a recycled can bird feeder during Earth Week.
  • Ages 4-12
  • Location: Huntsville Public Library
  • Thursday, April 26 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Please call or drop in to register

Friday, April 27 - Upcycle Crafternoon

  • Looking for a little creative inspiration? Join Cortney at the Library to create beautiful upcycled glass garden angels.
  • Location: Huntsville Public Library
  • Friday, April 27 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Please register no later than April 20th

Saturday, April 28 - 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, ask questions of the Horticulture Society experts and enjoy kids activities all afternoon. You don't have to be a pro to enjoy this great event.
  • Everyone is welcome to drop in!
  • Location: Huntsville Public Library
  • Saturday, April 28 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM

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.

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

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! More information and order form can be found at muskokaconservancy.org

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.