Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Nature Walk on April 21

Ashland Center for Nonviolence to Host Earth Day Nature Walk on April 21

4/17/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Center for Nonviolence is hosting an Earth Day Nature Walk on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at the Audubon Wetlands Preserve. In addition to the walk, art work from the Center’s art contest titled “Peace With Our Earth” will be displayed and prize winners will be recognized at the event.

According to Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the center, art work first place prizes and multiple runner-up prizes will be given in the following groups: K - 2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, 6th - 8th grade and 9th - 12th grade. The contest was open to all students in grades kindergarten through twelve, including students from private and public schools, as well as homeschooled students.

“In addition, everyone who attends this event will receive a free slushi from Eva's Treats and a free entree into the Mansfield Carousel Park,” Hovey said.

The Audubon Wetlands Preserve, located at 1379 Township Road 743, Ashland, is a 215-acre park that borders the Jerome Fork of the Mohican River and features a variety of high-quality wetlands including burr reed marsh, buttonbush swamp, vernal pools, and floodplain forest. A 270-foot boardwalk spans the burr reed marsh, providing excellent views for hikers and bird-watchers. This park was made possible with funds from the Audubon Society.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###