Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month 2017 will not include the annual Earth Day Festival at Bayview Corner this year.
Marian Myszkowski, Goosefoot’s director of program and fund development, said the event’s cancellation came as a result of a smaller Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month committee and the current political climate.
“Frankly, no one felt like celebrating,” said Myszkowski, referencing President Donald Trump’s efforts to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency. “What we decided to do was really focus on each of us doing our own events and also making sure we really publicize all the other educational stuff.”
Myszkowski said the committee hopes to bring the festival back in 2018.
In the meantime, Myszkowski said there will still nearly two dozens events for people to enjoy as part of Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month, which is a combination of activities, lectures, art shows, work parties and field trips. For more information on the events, visit http://www.whidbeyearthday.org/.