Lufkin zoo hosts Earth Day celebration this weekend

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officials at the Ellen Trout Zoo are teaching East Texans how to live a more "green" lifestyle, in honor of Earth Day, this weekend.

This year's event is focused on bears, blooms, and butterflies. Different organizations from across East Texas, such as Lufkin Recycling, the Texas and U.S. Forest Services, and the Forestry Museum came and set up stations, sharing ways we can be more eco-friendly.

Hundreds of East Texans showed up Saturday to take part. Zoo officials hope it made a lasting impression.

"Educate the public about what is out there, really focusing on the East Texas Region," said Ellen Trout Zoo educator, Alissa Boothe. "We live in such a beautiful area with so much to offer animal and plant-wise. And, we really want to encourage conservation of our Deep East Texas area."

Festivities took place at the zoo from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. today. If you missed out, zoo officials plan to host the event again next year. The zoo is open year round for visitation.

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