Palmetto Bay, known as “The Village of Parks,” has scheduled a week of activities planned in order to honor Earth Week.
Activities begin on Saturday, Apr. 13, with the annual “Bike-B-Que and Bike Rodeo.” Registered riders will take a guided bike ride from Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152 St., through Palmetto Bay (online registration/bike helmet required). Riders will then receive a free barbecue meal (non-riders can purchase the meal for $5).
There also will be onsite registration for a canal cleanup aboard kayaks (two sessions), a tree planting, animal encounter, bounce houses and Mayor Karyn Cunningham will announce her Environmentalist of the Year. Activities take place 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
On Apr. 15-16 and 22, Mayor Cunningham and council will visit local elementary schools and teach younger students how ladybugs are a natural alternative to pesticides. The students will have an opportunity to release hundreds of ladybugs into the environment.
Return to Coral Reef Park on Friday, Apr. 19, at 8 p.m., for Earth Week Movie Night. Bring the kids, blankets and chairs to a screening of Small Foot.
On Saturday, Apr. 20, from 8 to 11 a.m., is the Shade Tree Giveaway at Ludovici Park, 17641 Old Cutler Rd. Residents must provide proof of Palmetto Bay residency. One tree per household.