Kentucky State Capitol's grounds providesa 1.25 mile walking trail through landmark trees and a bird sanctuary. (Click on the link to see the Capitol Grounds tour.)
WHEREAS, April 22, 2021 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, established in 1970 when 20 million Americans called for greater protections of the land, air, and water resources of this great nation; and
WHEREAS, the City of Frankfort, through its elected officials, government employees, civic organizations, educational institutions, volunteer groups, the faith community, and others work to create an awareness of the abundance of natural resources in our Frankfort and Franklin County community and to initiate and encourage programs which engage all citizens in protecting the social, historic, economic, and spiritual value of these resources; and
WHEREAS, during the week of April 19 through April 23, Kentucky State University (KSU) will conduct Earth Week 2021, with daily virtual educational workshops and an Earth Day celebration organized by KSU’s Land Grant faculty from the KSU Environmental Education Research Center; and
WHEREAS, Together Frankfort, a local civic engagement organization, has partnered with other community organizations and with the City of Frankfort, urging Frankfort’s citizens to celebrate our precious natural resources, either at their own homes or with friends, or through the several opportunities available both online and at Frankfort’s city parks; and
WHEREAS, Frankfort has distinguished itself in promoting the awareness, protection, and respect for its natural resources, which include, but are not limited to:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, M. Layne Wilkerson II, Mayor, do hereby proclaim April 18 through April 24, 2021 as “Celebrate the Earth Week” in the City of Frankfort, Kentucky.
“Celebrate the Earth Week”
Kentucky State University's Land Grant Program includes research & extension programs which strengthens underserved communities with state-of-the-art, research-based educational programs. Part of the program is the KSU Environmental Education Research Center (pictured above), a 308 acre center, including a 1.6 acre pond, 6.5 miles of walking trails and sites for anthropology, aquatic sciences, forestry, biology, and science education.