Leesburg Today, April 29, 2013

Mother Nature contributed April showers, but Loudoun’s Earth Day event Sunday in Broadlands still attracted a large crowd of visitors learning how to be more “green” in their daily lives and getting up close with some wild critters.

About three dozen vendor booths were spread throughout Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm property, including community organizations, equipment retailers and live animal exhibits. Rain fell throughout the five-hour event, but a steady stream of parents and children perused the exhibits, often stopping to ask how much is would cost to install solar panels for their home or to get up close with a snake, owl, pig or toad.

The annual event is organized by Earth Day Loudoun, which was formed in 2009 to promote environmental stewardship.

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