Wells Branch ECO FairSunday, April 3 | 1:00-4:00pm
WB Rec. Center | 3000 Shoreline Drive

The Wells Branch ECO Fair, an Earth Day Celebration, will be a little early this year – April 3, 2022, 1:00-4:00pm in the gym at the Wells Branch Recreation Center.  Come celebrate our wondrous planet and discover ways we can better use our precious resources for the benefit of all.

Energy — Solar Vendors will be on hand to share information on rooftop solar and battery solutions, costs and rebates.

Oncor and Austin Energy will be onsite to speak to residential rebates and Energy Saving programs.

The 4 RsReduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose
The WBNA will showcase the 4Rs — There will be a display on how to greatly reduce the use of plastics, including ways to create your own household products plus  examples of recycled art and on-site art projects to make from repurposed materials. If you would like to show your recycled artwork or volunteer for one of the 4 Rs, please contact Margaret Sufke, (mmsufke@gmail.com or 512-341-0428).  Local scouting groups will be on hand with bulk trash hauling service information and younger scouts will help the kids with the popular “cardboard construction” activity.  Recycling information will be available including an interactive activity to highlight what everyday items can and should be recycled.

Water Conservation — The Wells Branch MUD will speak to water delivery, conservation and wastewater.  There will be science-based presentations and educational demonstrations that will help you understand how the water utility hardware works in your home.  The Wells Branch Water Drop will be there handing out water conservation gear and prizes.

The Great Outdoors area is focused on the message “you are nature’s best hope”.  There’ll  be a lot to learn from growing mushrooms to great info about our native plants.  We’ll have examples of low maintenance projects you can do in small spaces to benefit our pollinators, the kids can make seed balls, there will be a great tree give away and we will even send you home with pet lady bugs!  We will explore Wells Branch’s Urban Forest efforts and where we go next.  Great Texas groups like the A&M Urban Foresters, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Audubon and our own local Ask an Arborist will be there.  The Natural Grocer and others will be on hand to speak to healthy food and a plant-based diet. Come early for our Tree Maintenance 101 class at 12-noon in the front conference room at the recreation center.

Come celebrate spring with us, there will be many hands-on events for children and adults, we are sure you will have fun and learn new ways to make a positive impact on the environment and a better future for us all.

If you’re interested in working with us on the ECO Fair, contact spalmer@wellsbranchmud.com

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