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Celebrating International Mud Day 2013

Region 5, July 3, 2013
Enjoying Mud Day 2013
Enjoying Mud Day 2013 - Photo Credit: n/a
Making mud pies during International Mud Day 2013
Making mud pies during International Mud Day 2013 - Photo Credit: n/a
Keeping cool in the mud!
Keeping cool in the mud! - Photo Credit: n/a

Mud Day 2013: On Sunday, June 30th, the Ithaca Children’s Garden celebrated its 2nd annual International Mud Day event with over 600 children, teenagers, and adults. The event featured mud themed food, a mud kitchen, storytelling, and 48 cubic yards of soil pushed into mud mountains and a giant mud pit. International Mud Day is a tradition that started in Nepal in 2008 as a way to celebrate the end of monsoon season, and the start of rice planting. Mud Day has since become an international event, and celebrated locally as a way of encouraging people to play in nature. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's, New York Field Office helped fund the popular event. In addition, David Stilwell, Bethany Holbrook, and Carl Adams, all from the New York Field Office, assisted with planning and overseeing the day's activities.


To see pictures of the event go to http://www.ithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=CB&Dato=20130630&Kategori=NEWS01&Lopenr=306300046&Ref=PH.
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Read the article in The Ithaca Journal at http://www.ithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013306300035.

Contact Info: Jennifer Lapis, 413-253-8303, Jennifer_Lapis@fws.gov