Raise a Glass for Land Conservation with the LERC
This Earth Day, help LERC protect the open space of Erie County.
Celebrate Earth Day 2015 with a happy hour at the Bel-Aire Clarion to help the Lake Erie Region Conservancy "save the earth one acre at a time."
Happy hour accouterements, such as drink specials and buy-one-get-one appetizers and blues, pop, and jazz standards by 2Blue, are enticement enough, but be sure to check out the gift basket raffles and stuff the tip jars of celebrity bartenders Molly Barrett Edkin, Joy Fronzoli Knapp, Matt Lebowitz, Tom Fuhrman, Rick Filippi, and Erie Reader's own Adam Welsh.
The proceeds of the event will further LERC's mission of protecting open space, providing public access to nature, protecting watersheds, and advocating for a cleaner planet. Since 2005, LERC has led efforts to protect over 1,600 acres of open space in Erie County that includes more than four miles of lakefront and stream frontage. Some of that acreage is now Erie Bluff State Park and all LERC properties are protected in perpetuity for public use.
Executive Director Tom Fuhrman says there is "no better way to celebrate Earth Day than to celebrate the actual 'earth' we have saved over the past 10 years in Erie County."
That's worth a toast or two. – Mary Birdsong
April 22, 6 to 9 p.m. // Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel, 2800 W. Eighth St. // lerc-erie.org