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Hattiesburg hosts Earth Day community picnic

Visitors to Town Square Park in Hattiesburg Saturday learned about taking better care of the environment at an Earth Day community picnic. Visitors to Town Square Park in Hattiesburg Saturday learned about taking better care of the environment at an Earth Day community picnic.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hattiesburg city officials are encouraging folks to pick-up trash for the Great American Clean-Up and the upcoming annual Earth Day. An early Earth Day event at Town Square Park Saturday was both fun and educational for families looking to learn more about taking good care of the environment.

It's the first year the city and other organizations have sponsored the event in a community picnic format.

It featured nearly 20 booths with information on recycling and energy, soil and water conservation.

"Rather than throw it away, we're trying to recycle it, reuse it, reinvest it," said Ann Jones, coordinator for Keep Hattiesburg Beautiful. "And that's kind of the theme with all of these booths, it's to preserve and maintain what we have now and preserve it for the future," Jones said.

The official Earth Day is Sunday, April 22.

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