County Parks Department staff hosting Earth Day cleanup at Sperling Park

Event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22

Image courtesy Sarasota County
Image courtesy Sarasota County

Sarasota County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department staff is inviting area residents and visitors to celebrate Earth Day as it hosts a cleanup at Ted Sperling Nature Park on South Lido Key from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 22, the department has announced.

“The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, inspiring millions of Americans from all walks of life to take responsibility for the environment and their community,” a county news release points out. “That first Earth Day celebration is widely credited for launching the modern environmental movement, and now more than a billion people participate in Earth Day celebrations annually, making it the largest civic observance in the world,” the release adds.

“We’re encouraging the community to take part in this cleanup, and help keep Ted Sperling Park clean and beautiful,” said Sarasota County Volunteer and Partnership Coordinator Brenda Canales in the release. “Come out and be one of the billion people worldwide who are celebrating Earth Day.”

Ted Sperling Nature Park is located at 190 Taft Drive on Lido Key.

To register for the cleanup, contact Canales at 861-5868, or via email at

For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit