Meijer To Sponsor Earth Day At Blandford Nature Center

Earth Day is right around the corner, and there is no better way to celebrate Earth Day than getting outside          and having an enriching experience in nature. Meijer recognizes that on the 54th anniversary of Earth Day, it is now more important than ever to inspire the community to care for our planet. Because of this, Meijer is encouraging the entire community to do just that by sponsoring. Earth Day on April 22nd at Blandford Nature Center located at 1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

Meijer believes everyone benefits from a thriving natural environment, which is why the retailer is
committed to supporting organizations that strive to protect and provide access to nature for the
communities they serve, like Blandford Nature Center. On Earth Day, Blandford’s trails and grounds will
be open from dawn to dusk and the Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center will be open from 9am-5pm.

Meijer encourages guests to explore Blandford’s 264 acres of forests, meadows, and wetlands with 8
miles of trails including 1 mile of ADA accessible trails. Visitors will also have access to 2 outdoor
playscapes, the Blandford farm and farm animals, and Blandford’s Wildlife Education Center with over
30 rehabilitated Wildlife Ambassadors.

“For nearly 90 years, we’ve remained committed to being good environmental stewards and focused on
initiatives tied to nature conservation,” said Erik Petrovskis, Director of Environmental Compliance and
Sustainability at Meijer. “Blandford offers so much opportunity for visitors of all ages to explore the
outdoors, and we encourage the entire community to get out outside and enjoy what Blandford has to
offer this Earth Day and every day.”

Everyone in the community is welcome to explore Blandford Nature Center this Earth Day. Blandford
offers accessibility equipment that can be checked out at no cost, and also provides activity-filled
backpacks when requested that include field guides, binoculars, and story books to help facilitate
outdoor exploration for children of all ages.

More information about Blandford Nature Center’s trails and grounds can be found at, and more information on Meijer’s community initiatives can be found at