APRIL 20, 2019 | 8:00AM-12:00PM | MAIN STREET
A community volunteer day to “refresh” Downtown Lewiston!
Lewiston, ID— Community members are invited to meet at Brackenbury Square, 605 Main Street, in downtown Lewiston at 8 am on Saturday, April 20, 2019, for a morning of clean up projects and flower planting as part of Refresh the Valley. Coffee and snacks will be available thanks to a donation from Blue Lantern Coffee House. Children under the supervision of a parent are welcome to join us. Some supplies will be provided; however, we recommend bringing your own work gloves.
Beautiful Downtown Lewiston’s volunteer-led Design Committee is focusing on installation of pollinator-friendly perennials in the planter beds lining downtown Lewiston. The pollinator initiative is in reaction to the decline of the monarch butterfly, which is the Idaho state insect. Community members will also be invited to use paint to add pollinator-themed stencils to above-ground wooden planters lining Main Street. Volunteers will also pick up litter in the historic commercial core.
For community members who catch the pollinator bug, a “Beginning Beekeeping” workshop will be held at the Lewiston City Library, 411 D Street, at 11 am. John Freeman, of the Valley Beekeeping Association, will discuss what it takes to get started in beekeeping, including what types of bees to keep, types and parts of hives, life cycles of bees, seasonal timelines, what equipment is necessary, and bee diseases and parasites.
The day keeps buzzing with an egg hunt program offered by the Nez Perce National Historical Park, which is home to a pollinator garden. From 1-3 pm on April 20, Junior Ranger Day will invite kids to help find hidden eggs containing information about the animals that lay them and live in the area. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in the egg hunt, as well as coloring, games, and a chance to set up a tipi with a ranger.