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Group for the East End Hosts Annual Earth Day Festival at Downs Farm Preserve

(Cutchogue, NY… April 2017) Group for the East End ( will host their 4th annual Earth Day Festival at Downs Farm Preserve (23800 Route 25, Cutchogue, NY 11935) on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Group will be joined by other local organizations and artisans for a day featuring live animals, nature hikes, crafts, plant sale, live music, raffles and more. Sponsored by the Town of Southold, the event is free, dog friendly, and picnicking is encouraged.

Peconic Land Trust will lead a nature history hike at 11 a.m. STAR Foundation will host a live animal presentation at 12 p.m. Hikes will continue throughout the day, and guests are invited to explore the Nature Center and trails on their own as well.

Other environmental organizations include New York State Parks, Peconic Estuary Program, Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, Riverhead Foundation, and Long Island Native Plant Initiative. Learn about animals and plants from herbalist Heather Cusack, beekeeper Sarah Shepherd, Long Island Aquarium, Barefoot Gardener, and Glover Perennials. Other organizations include Hallockville Museum Farm, Lyrical Children, Southold Mother’s Club, Girl Scouts, LI Green Homes, Peconic Community School, and Moreland Upcycling. Noah’s Food Truck will be on site selling delicious bites and snacks, and musician Julia King will perform throughout the day.

Contact: Rachel Bosworth | 631.220.1220