Department of Parks
Earth Day Celebration April 22 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014  
Contact Information:  Laura Jackson,
270-362-4276
 


GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park and the Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District are holding special events on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day. 

 

Here is a listing of the events for the day:

 

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Community Thank You Give Away – Lobby Entrance Patio. Chat with representatives from Kentucky Division of Forestry, Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District (MCSWCD) and the park naturalist and pick up some earth-friendly giveaway items.

 

10 a.m.: Landscaping Basics – Start at Lobby entrance patio. Walk the park with Kentucky Dam Village's landscape gardener for a hands-on outdoor workshop on edible landscaping, butterfly gardening, deer issues, and low-input sustainable gardening.

 

Noon: Trail Grand Opening – Marina Pavilion No. 1. Explore the new trail on a 1.5-mile  interpretive walk with our park naturalist.

 

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Electronic Recycling Drop-Off – Lobby parking lot. Bring your unwanted electronics to be recycled by Marshall County Recycling.

 

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Raffle Tickets – Lobby entrance. Enter a raffle to win a rain barrel. Proceeds will go to MCSWCD’s environmental education program. 

Contact Laura Jackson at 270-362-4276 or laura.jackson@ky.gov for additional information.

 

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park at Gilbertsville features a lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, marina, convention center and full-service restaurant.

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov