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Sarasota County hosting Earth Day clean-up at Ted Sperling Nature Park April 22

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Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is inviting the community to celebrate Earth Day by hosting a clean-up at Ted Sperling Nature Park, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday, April 22.

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, inspiring millions of Americans from all walks of life to take responsibility for the environment and their community.That first Earth Day celebration is widely credited for launching the modern environmental movement, and now more than a billion people participate in Earth Day celebrations annually, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

"We're encouraging the community to take part in this clean-up, and help keep Ted Sperling Park clean and beautiful," said Sarasota County Volunteer and Partnership Coordinator Brenda Canales. "Come out and be one of the billion people world-wide who are celebrating Earth Day."

Ted Sperling Nature Park is located at 190 Taft Drive, Lido Key.

To register for the clean-up, contact Brenda Canales at 941-861-5868, or