Easter Celebration Continues with Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Year of the Tree Kickoff April 20

This year, Easter weekend coincides with Earth Day, giving islanders even more to observe, honor and celebrate.

Join the festivities as the Bald Head Island Conservancy kicks off their Year of the Tree initiative on their campus Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The event, which is co-hosted with Bald Head Island Limited and the Bald Head Association, is being held in celebration of Earth Day and includes a tree-planting ceremony at 12:30 to assist in the island’s recovery from Hurricane Florence. Bald Head Island Limited has donated the trees for the ceremonial planting.

Geared toward the entire family, the event includes activities and craft stations for kids. All who attend will learn from a certified arborist about the importance of trees to Bald Head Island, as well as tree identification, planting and care. You can even sign up to receive native tree seedlings to plant across the island in the fall.

As usual, the BHI Conservancy is also sponsoring many of the other weekend events, including island nature tours, kayaking the creeks, a reptile roundup, Middle Island bird watching and exploration, and the Turtle Trot run to benefit the Sea Turtle Protection Program.

For more information about BHI Conservancy programs and activities, please contact Emilee Winter at 910.457.0089 or visit www.bhic.org.