Newport Wilderness Society Celebrates Earth Day

Newport Wilderness Society is sponsoring a fun-filled day on Saturday, April 24 to rap up the celebration of Earth Day involving art, photography, poetry and music in the park.

From 10:30 am – 4:30 pm the society invites budding to professional artists, photographers and poets to bring their easels and painting supplies, cameras or pencil and pad to the park create from the scenes at the park. Artists are encouraged to register as they will have an opportunity to display their artwork, photographs and poems created in the park on April 24 at a future event scheduled for Newport State Park.

Then from 4:30 – 6 pm, the society will have charcoal flaming in the grill at the park picnic shelter near parking lot 3 so individuals can grill their hotdogs, hamburgers or brats.

Cynthia Stiehl will lead an Earth Day songfest, accompanying the singing with her guitar, around a bonfire near the park picnic shelter from 6 – 7:30 pm to wrap up the day’s celebrations. A graduate of the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Stiehl has a lifelong love of folk music is delighted to be singing for Newport State Park.