Earth Day began in 1970 as millions of people took to the streets to protest negative impacts of industrial development on our planet. Earth Day is now a global event each year in what may be the largest civic-formed day of activism in the world.
This April 22nd, celebrate by getting outside and enjoying the smell of fresh air and companionship with nature. Invite someone to join you to make a difference this Earth Day by picking up litter along a trail. You will feel good, and so will Mother Earth!
From 2014 to 2018, Paola Pathways held 5K races on the trails as its marquee fundraiser.
The inaugural trails of Paola Pathways were officially opened and dedicated to the citizens of Paola on June 14, 2014. This day marked the culmination of 2½ years of planning, educating, promoting, fundraising, as well as hosting the first-ever 5K on the trails.
The Paola High School drama department performed “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at the Paola Community Center, where a dinner catered by Spudley’s and a silent auction preceded the play. This served as the first fundraising event for Paola Pathways.